The Importance of Industrial Design in Medical Devices in the 21st Century

  • Fanny Guadalupe Valdivia-MárquezEmail author
  • Pilar Hernandez-Grageda
  • Gabriela Durán-Aguilar
  • Alberto Rossa-Sierra
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


The medical device business is strategic both for its high international competitiveness and its potential impact. Mexico has participated in this business mainly from the manufacturing sector, but if it seeks as a country to achieve a greater participation at the design trends of medical devices, it will be of great importance to consider the role of Industrial Design as a factor to improve the user’s quality life through innovative products. This will be the result of a multidisciplinary work among professionals of Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Design, being conscious that the better the designer knows the user that will interact with the product -with support from Ergonomics and Psychology-, better decisions will be made in the process of design and as a result, globally competitive results will be obtained, with technologically innovative products based on proposals that meet the user’s needs, triggering favorable economic results for the industry and improving the global positioning of the country.


Medical design Industrial Design Psychology in design Ergonomics in design Aesthetics function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fanny Guadalupe Valdivia-Márquez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pilar Hernandez-Grageda
    • 1
  • Gabriela Durán-Aguilar
    • 1
  • Alberto Rossa-Sierra
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Panamericana, Facultad de Ingeniería, Prolongación Calzada Circunvalación Poniente 49ZapopanMexico

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