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The Digital Health Revolution

Isn't there an app for that?Consumers are increasingly leveraging mobile-oriented solutions across a range of use cases. One such use case is digital healthcare. Digital health, which represents the convergence of connected health, quantified self, genomics, and core healthcare IT trends, is among the key phenomena driving the next cycle of transformation in the healthcare industry. Millennials are driving this fundamental change in healthcare and the Baby Boomers need it. Today, we rely on digital technology for information, communicating, purchasing, entertainment, and social-networking. Healthcare becomes an extension of this digital technology.

Designing Emotion into MedTech

Designing Emotion into MedTechStratos Project Manager, Lisa Schmalhurst, recently shared some ideas about designing emotion into medtech, "Designing emotion into medical devices is really about fulfilling the user’s medical need in a way that aligns with their personal motivations. It doesn’t have to be a mystical thing to develop a compelling, user-facing medical device. There’s a great example of both sides of this argument in wearables. There are wearables for just about everything these days. Yet, a good number of them are used for two weeks to two months and then relegated to a drawer. Why?"

Innovation that Matters

Re-imagining Global Health

As part of its Discovery Series, Washington’s Technology Alliance recently hosted a breakfast featuring a talk by PATH CEO, Steve Davis, entitled “Innovation in Global Health.”

The talk was largely focused on the successes and ongoing goals of PATH, an international health organization based in Seattle. The organization is working on some remarkable initiatives, including the development of a vaccine for malaria, providing women in developing countries access to contraception and leveraging social media to provide information and impact behavior.

Alternative to Opioids for Pain Relief?

Stratos designers and engineers are inspired to push boundaries to bring new technologies to life, especially when those new technologies also improve lives. An area of extreme concern to Stratos has been an explosion of opioid addiction in America over the past 10 years. Opioid addiction is not new to mankind and has a cyclic rise and fall associated with ease of access.

Pervasive Tracking in a Connected Age

Privacy and Security in a Connected AgeAs part of its Discovery Series, Washington’s Technology Alliance recently hosted a breakfast featuring a talk by Franziska Roesner, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. During her talk entitled, “The Invisible Trail: Pervasive Tracking in a Connected Age,” Dr. Roesner gave an overview of her research, which is focused on computer security and privacy, including web privacy and smartphone security.

Is your technology ready for product development?

The past decade has brought a renewed interest in product development that reimagines the convergence of hardware and software technologies with the cloud. The ability to miniaturize and integrate sensors into ‘smart’ devices that connect to the cloud has unleashed a wave of product innovation. This revolution has transformed how we use technology, and is not limited to smartphones and wearables, but has found valuable application in medical, life sciences, health, sports, transportation and at home.

Stratos Awarded ISO 13485 Certification

ISO 13485 CertificationWe are proud to announce that we have received ISO 13485:2003 certification, the internationally recognized quality standard for medical devices.

The certification is the result of an extensive assessment performed by BSI Group and it confirms that Stratos’ Quality Management System has been effectively implemented to the requirements of ISO 13485. 

NPR Posts Article About Vaccine Storage Device

Passive Vaccine Storage Device in TransitThe article entitled "How Do You Keep Vaccines Cool? Try Spacecraft Insulation" is a great overview of the need for this type of vaccine storage and the great ways it's being used.

Five Advantages of a Dedicated Design House for your Device Development

Contact Stratos Product DevelopmentAs we meet new clients one of the questions that’s frequently asked is “Why are you better than the design arm of a contract manufacturer, or an ODM (Original Design Manufacturer)?” Other than a few unique situations, our experience shows that it is always better to go with a design firm that does not have an exclusive manufacturing relationship ove

WTIA Releases Stratos Video Profile

WTIA Member Profile Video Featuring Stratos

Check out our member profile video, produced by the WTIA. Get a glimpse into life at Stratos!

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