Healthcare as a Domain for Mastering the Skills of Product Development.
Editor: Lyndon Buck, Geert Frateur, William Ion, Chris McMahon, Chris Baelus, Guido De Grande, Stijn Verwulgen
Author: Cornelis, Alfons; Baelus, Christiaan; Goethijn, Frank; Neyrinck, Johan; Van Goey, Jan; Cornelis, Mia; Goris, Joost
Institution: Artesis University college Antwerp, Belgium
Healthcare is an important focus in our product development institute from the early seventies on. Last decennium every year about 25% of the students graduated on a thesis subject in the medical field. In 2011 eighteen of the fifty new masters in product development obtained their degree on a “Medic” subject. We highlight four of them: one product in preventive medicine, one in diagnostics and one in the therapeutic domain. The fourth example regards an instrument to support endoscopic assisted hip surgery. For each master thesis a patent search is required and a business model must be delivered.