Productization and Certification Initiatives for Biomedical Devices at National Design and Research Forum
The Research team of the IEI Interdisciplinary Chair at NDRF is focused on channeling the interdisciplinary domain expertise of The Institution to develop the comprehensive use case scenarios of biomedical devices in low-resource settings as prevalent in Indian towns and villages; critically assess myriad contemporary technologies to identify gaps that need to be addressed in standards to ensure integrity of personal health data generated by Point-of-Care medical devices; and ensure interoperability of disparate devices.
The Research team is working with Inventors of Biomedical devices that are currently at the Proof-of-Concept (PoC) stage to develop use cases (usage scenarios) of the developed systems. The second objective is to establish performance and compliance of these devices with international standards and certify the device as meeting requirements for safety, usability and systems outcomes. Through this, we will be able to productize and deploy innovative healthcare solutions to provide cost-effective, real-time and remote monitoring capabilities at smaller Hospitals-Primary Healthcare Centres, Clinics, Nursing Homes leading to timely and affordable treatment.
Through these devices, NDRF will develop expertise and capability within the Translational Science Platform to move an idea, all the way from basic research to a clinical application. It is envisaged that Indian experts associated with NDRF will share their knowledge in building devices that work in low-resource environments with their counterparts from abroad to facilitate building affordable medical devices across the globe, thereby bringing recognition to NDRF and The IEI at a global level.