A project between CARTIS partners, PDR and Swansea Bay Health Board is championing international excellence in design technologies for healthcare through the Collaborative Medical Device Design Initiative - Co-Meddi.
Working with partners in India, Peter Evans, Dominic Eggbeer, Katie Beverly and a wider team set up a design challenge. The topics address three priority areas that will help build a sustainable infrastructure and supply chain for the provision of advanced technology in head and neck reconstruction.
The challenge attracted entries from across India. Successful applicants have been invited to a multi-disciplinary workshop, which will be hosted at King George's Medical University in Lucknow in Jan. 2020. Further details can be found here.
Research undertaken as part of the project have also been presented at international conferences. This includes a recent poster presentation at the 29th Scientific Congress of the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists. The poster presented on the Double Diamond and Design Research Methodology. Adoption of the design research method has allowed the development of a reference model and ensures a shared understanding of the existing situation across a diverse group of researchers and practitioners.
Further details and the poster can be found in the resources page.
CARTIS are committed to publishing research and undertaking projects that improve access to state-of-the-art methods in healthcare. The Co-Meddi project is one example of this commitment.