China is one of the world's fastest-growing medical device markets, so it's no surprise that companies are racing to capture a share. But if you were expecting to simply bring products designed for Western markets to China, you better think again.

China's medical device market has its own unique dynamics, and users there have needs that differ from those of users in other parts of the world. Smart companies understand that and have learned to adapt their products for this emerging market. 

Worrell, a product design, development, and strategy firm that collaborates with medical device companies and entrepreneurs, collected a few tips for designing medical devices for the Chinese market from industry leaders who have already established a foothold in the country: 

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September 9th, 2014
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Here's what type 1 diabetics want you to know about what it's like to use the devices you design.

As any medical device designer knows, obtaining user feedback is an important part of the design process. But getting honest input can also be tricky. Participants may say what they think you want them to say or simply be too shy to tell you how they really feel about the device they’re testing.

Luckily, the Internet is always there to provide a harsh dose of reality. Here are 11 memes created by type 1 diabetics that reveal the struggles they face in using the devices you make.

 

[image via Type 1 Diabetes Memes]

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September 8th, 2014
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