As designers and engineers it is our responsibility to promote a healthier population. By doing this we need to expand health coverage and address health emergencies with the products we develop. The World Health Organization has determined that there is a need to marry medical devices with common medical procedures. You can have a device that functions great but has no way to apply it into the current practices and procedures at hospitals or clinics and that would almost make the device or products become useless. So while we develop medical products we focus on understanding the current procedures and expand the possibility to how we can apply our product to the medical field. This can be from simple bandaging of a sprained ankle to diagnosing cancer or even implanting an artificial limb.
Medical devices have quite an array of applicable environments such as a an ambulance where paramedics need access to products on the go, to surgeons that require precision tools while in a surgery or monitoring equipment for nurses to connect patients at a hospital.
Future tells us that with products getting smarter and the integration artificial intelligence we see advancements become part of the home we live in. Imagine a smart house that can detect your blood pressure. Ask you if you need an ambulance. The house calls an autonomous ambulance pod where the vehicle arrives at your home. You step inside and lay on the bed. The vehicle scans you for vitals and a live doctor is speaking to you through a monitor. If necessary the AmbuPod can take you to the hospital.