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Partner Spotlight: Whipsaw

Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering firm located in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Whipsaw focuses on innovative product design, development and branding. Whipsaw creates highly successful, award-winning products and experiences in the consumer electronics, housewares, medical, wearables, computing, scientific, industrial, and business product categories. Dan Harden, President of Whipsaw, is a hands-on [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Partners, V2016|

An Interesting CBInsight Article About Medical Device Startups

In CBInsight's article "Redefining The Future of Medicine: 72 Medical Device Startups Advancing Treatment And Prevention", they estimate medical device funding as $3.5B in 2016. It highlights and categorizes 72 private medical device companies. Their 9 business categories are: General Surgery - Companies developing advances to common surgical techniques as well as procedures such as suturing. Examples [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Medical Devices, V2016|

The Engineering Manager’s Journey for Engineering Excellence

For engineering managers who want to create workplace environments for high performance and engineering excellence, learning from peers is a great way to become a better manager. Here are some lessons learned from peer engineering leaders as they share their journeys. Transitioning into Your New Engineering Management Role In Charles-Axel Dein's blog, he shares what [...]

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Management, Project Management, V2016|

Volume 2016, Issue 3 Newsletter

In This Issue: Optimized for Long Battery Life Voler Systems and V2Solutions recently partnered to develop the hardware, embedded software, mobile app and website for a home health product. It required a small battery-powered device to transmit data to a mobile phone and website. The biggest challenge in this project was the battery life: how [...]

August 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2016|

Partnership Provides Home Health Solutions

Voler Systems and V2Solutions recently partnered to develop the hardware, embedded software, mobile app and website for a home health product. It required a small battery-powered device to transmit data to a mobile phone and website. The biggest challenge in this project was the battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges [...]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: IoT, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, Ultra Low Power, V2016, Wearable Devices|

Walt Maclay Selected as Reviewer for SBIR/STTR Programs

Walt Maclay is honored to be selected as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. As a reviewer, Walt will be asked to assess the merits of grant applications for their technical feasibility. The SBIR program accepts applications from small businesses across a broad [...]

July 28th, 2016|Categories: News|

Encourage Employees to Try New Things

Many successful teams learn faster than their rivals, and with the support of good managers, this nimble learning helps create work environments where employees are encouraged to try new things. This synergy enhances openness to new ideas, allowing implementation of new methods that improve product innovation. Some of these team enhanced processes can include running experiments, [...]

July 28th, 2016|Categories: Management, V2016|

Roundup: Medical Device and Health Tech Meetups

While the internet allows us to easily stay abreast of new developments in our industry, nothing beats face-to-face meetings for keeping one’s finger on the industry pulse, as well as establishing new and growing existing relationships via networking. We’ve created a roundup of 15 medical device and health tech meetups around Silicon Valley to make [...]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Medical Devices, V2016|

Motion Control for Medical Devices

Today, motion control has moved well beyond its traditional uses in manufacturing. Medical devices, automotive, robotics and personal tools like smartphones and tablets have all benefited from motion control subsystems with lower cost, lower power, and smaller footprints and packaging due to better miniaturization. The key to harnessing the complexity of the electronics and embedded [...]

Longevity Explorers Roll Up their Sleeves

Focus groups are a traditional but powerful way to gather opinions on products, services and ideas. Over the last 18 months Longevity Explorers circles of older adults have had more than 70 face to face meetings providing direct, interactive feedback on products. This information can help companies to build better products. Partnering with programs in [...]

July 14th, 2016|Categories: Medical Devices, V2016|