The aging society, growing patient and customer awareness, demands and the possibilities of emerging technology and digitization are only a few of the driving forces that change the healthcare market drastically.
New materials, micro sensors and innovative rapid prototyping methods like 3D printing offer complete new R&D approaches.
At the same time strategies for tele-health, prevention, patient monitoring and self-medication create new forms of self-determined patient involvement and patient management.
The digitization in healthcare offers new possibilities for connectivity, management of patient data-and diagnostic results.
In this context, design has to play a key role in developing future healthcare products and services that place the patient at the center of our attention.