Medical Device
Product Design

We have an in-depth knowledge of the demands placed upon healthcare product managers & inventors.

Bringing our approach to designing medical devices

We have an in-depth knowledge of the demands placed upon healthcare companies when developing new and innovative devices. 

The need to integrate new advancements in medical science technology into systems designed to be used efficiently, safely and easily can be a challenging task.

Healthcare is one of the most regulated industries, meaning product designers need to be able to navigate unique challenges not faced by other sectors.

Product development for medical device design

At Design by Datum, we’ve worked on numerous successful projects in the medical industry. We work with you to draw out the requirements of the end user and healthcare professionals during the research and feasibility stage.


Then through detailed design and development we transform those insights into functional solutions. We design with modern best practises in mind, whilst adhering to the relevant regulatory guidelines – creating devices which work in real life use is our priority, driven by our passion for human centred design.

The Design by Datum approach to medical device design

Our approach & design services provide an end to end solution for organisations, startups & inventors who are looking to turn their ideas into reality.

Concept and Feasibility

Idea Generation, exploration and selection.

Working quickly and creatively we use a range of ideation, sketching and modelling techniques to produce a concept package that works for you.

Design Detail / 3D Design

Defining features and design for manufacture.

We ensure your selected concepts are functional and manufacturable by utilising the latest 3D CAD software and techniques.


Functional prototypes for evaluation.

Create prototypes and weigh them against a testing criteria. After user trials, physical tests and simulations, we analyse the data and create design recommendations.  


We use 3D CAD software and techniques to refine your chosen concepts, ensuring they meet the highest standards of functionality, manufacturability, and performance.

Pre Production

Getting ready for market launch.

We create drawings, cut tools and liaise with trusted suppliers and manufacturers across the globe.


Assets to promote your product.

We’ll provide graphic mockups, within realistic settings that will allow you to showcase your new product effectively.

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    How we balance regulation with user-centric design

    Designing medical devices requires a thorough approach. Guided by our clients and the experts we work alongside, we balance regulatory compliance against user-centricity from the very start of our design process and throughout each stage of the project.

    By taking the time to understand the users needs, preferences and behaviours we can build a detailed brief designed to solve real world problems. Then throughout the development an iterative cycle of prototyping and testing ensures we meet the standards and regulations we need to adhere too.

    Every project is unique but through a transparent and responsive relationship with our clients and the project team we can identify a successful approach for any development.

    What it’s like to work with Design by Datum

    We’re trusted by businesses across the UK and Europe. Here’s what some of our clients have to say about working with us:

    3 easy steps to kick
    off your project


    You get in touch.

    Explain your product opportunity and potential project to us through a free initial consultation.  We’re happy to sign an NDA at this point.


    We build a project proposal.

    With your requirements understood, we propose a project plan including costs and timelines.


    Together we begin the project. 

    We will now work through the product development, communicating with you every step of the way


    Are we a good fit for your project? We’ve brought together some of the frequently asked questions to help you understand how we work.

    We can take a project from an idea all the way to full production & due to the staged nature of our work, we can begin working on the project from any point in the process.

    Each project has its own unique challenges & journey despite being part of the same design process. Our fees are for our time to design the product from beginning to end, collaborating with makers of prototypes and manufacturers for full production which we will quote on during the process. We would be glad to discuss your project in a face to face or virtual meeting which will then allow us to provide a proposal.

    You do! As long as there are no outstanding invoices, all data we create for your project is 100% yours.

    We work in many sectors from impact protection to toys & medical devices. These all have their own relevant standards & governing bodies to work to. We have experience working in all of these sectors where we had to learn & adapt our design knowledge to allow us to create the best product possible.

    Despite the nuances of each project, the process mostly remains the same.

    Feasibility/Concept Design is where we use research techniques to develop a knowledge of the product sector & the necessary competitors before creating a set of concept design drawings which explain the form & function of the potential product path for you to choose from.

    3D Development is a stage which we take the knowledge gained from the previous stage to the 3d modelling software which allows us to create the data necessary for the next stage:

    Prototype & Test gives us the opportunity to create real representations of the final product using rapid prototyping methods which we can then test for fit & function with things like impact, PCBs, & environmental sealing.

    Pre Production is where we gather all the data created previously & liaise with our manufacturing partners to prepare for full production, providing quotes to the client & preparing them for our handover.

    Marketing support provides us with the opportunity to help with creating photo realistic computer aided renders for website, print, or e-commerce purposes.

    We can provide support to your crowd-funding project & will tailor a proposal to suit your timescales & on-boarding needs.

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