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London Design Week 2019

From 14-22 September, London Design Festival and London Design Fair have taken over the city with multiple installations, events and trade shows.

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Ten most innovative products spotted at IFA 2019

September 4th, Berlin – the city was once again home to the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.

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Precision medicine: a customised journey

Customisation and personalisation; concepts that are rapidly becoming “de riguer” for the millennial generation. The consequence is that expectations around tailor made solutions are growing.

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Chronic Conditions & Adherence

Within the context of chronic conditions, the administration of the therapy is often performed by the patient. As a consequence, home-use devices for self-treatment, such as inhalers or blood pressure kits must be functionally reliable and easy to use for patients with little to no prior experience in performing such tasks.

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Technology comes in where doctors cannot

Mobile phone software applications are a ubiquitous part of society. In 2018, there were estimated to be 205.4 billion smartphone health app downloads (worldwide). In 2021 this figure is expected to rise to over 352.9 billion.

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Culture: PDD and the return of a legendary punk band

PDD is proud to sponsor The Damned – the greatest surviving British Punk band on the launch of their first album after ten years.  Ain’t no rest for these wicked musicians who have been breaking all the rules ever since 1976. Vibrant and propelled by unparalleled creativity, The Damned have enriched their legacy with their […]

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A sustainable life beyond the Earth

Can the technology available on Earth be used on a different planet and is that enough to make sustainable living possible in space?

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Humans’ health in the outer space

Interplanetary travel is now often seen as an exciting, open and limitless opportunity that humanity should focus on moving forward.

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How human-centred is space travel?

Exactly 50 years ago on this day, Neil Armstrong, Edwin Eugene (Buzz) Aldrin and Michael Collins embarked on the Apollo 11 spacecraft mission headed to the Moon

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Humanity in the age of social robots

The rise of technology that we have witnessed over the last few years has brought along a series of questions left to be answered either by ingenious designs or the voice (and artificial intelligence) of a smart speaker.

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AI, Machine Learning and Big Data in Healthcare: Time to get real

Techniques such as AI and Machine Learning are creating new opportunities for healthcare and changing the way that people interact with health services.

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Trends from the Decoded Future Summit 2019

Evolving around the trending theme of sustainability, the dialogue at this year’s Decoded Future Summit in London brought together voices that echo within the tech, fashion and economy industries.

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2019

Having celebrated its’ tenth edition this year, Clerkenwell Design Week welcomed a whole array of designs aimed at providing us with intelligent and adaptable workplaces.

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FEA: A tool to manage risk in product innovation

Despite its many advantages, FEA is little known within parts of the design world and even less understood outside the industry. A quick dive into the subject is worthwhile for anyone with an interest in product design

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PDD to launch Design Thinking online learning programme in partnership with Skillsoft

PDD and Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, today jointly announced that they will be launching an online learning programme on Design Thinking later this year.

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The impact of light on healthcare operations

This article explores the impact that environmental factors such as light have on healthcare and considers how they can be optimised to support patient and staff well-being.

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Design Shanghai 2019

Visitors to this year’s Design Shanghai 2019 show were exposed to glorious sunshine alongside many famous pioneers from the Design Industry.

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GentleCath Air catheter wins the iF Award

We are pleased to announce that the GentleCath Air intermittent catheter – a recent PDD healthcare project – has won the iF Design Award.

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Understanding nursing practice in China

Over recent years, PDD has conducted numerous observational and interview studies in China focusing on medical device design and nursing practice.

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Surface Design Show 2019: an ode to sustainable living

Known as the UK’s most dynamic event, Surface Design Show enlivened the rather gloomy winter setting of north London on the first week of February. Key interior and exterior design trends and themes were unveiled for the year ahead.

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