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Product Development of a Dried Blood Spot Punching Device

Edvardsson, Rikard LU and Hanberger, Gustav LU (2013) MMK920 20122
Product Development
Abstract
This Master Thesis describes the product development of a medical laboratory machine. The purpose of the project was to generate and evaluate different concepts of a device that is to be included in a bigger process named Dried Blood Spot testing (DBS) in which dried blood samples are collected and analyzed. The device developed here shall relocate the blood samples from a paper slip, mounted on a holder, into the wells of a microtiterplate that is thereafter used in the designated analysis machine.

Facts were gathered and field research made with the focus on: the environment where the machine is to be used, the needs of the user and other demands on the product. The results from this research was treated as customer statements and... (More)
This Master Thesis describes the product development of a medical laboratory machine. The purpose of the project was to generate and evaluate different concepts of a device that is to be included in a bigger process named Dried Blood Spot testing (DBS) in which dried blood samples are collected and analyzed. The device developed here shall relocate the blood samples from a paper slip, mounted on a holder, into the wells of a microtiterplate that is thereafter used in the designated analysis machine.

Facts were gathered and field research made with the focus on: the environment where the machine is to be used, the needs of the user and other demands on the product. The results from this research was treated as customer statements and converted to customer needs using the product development method of Ulrich and Eppinger.[3]

These needs were converted to both a product specification and a risk analysis, which then were used as the basis for concept generation. During the extensive work of narrowing down the number of concepts some new conclusions were drawn, e.g. the need of punching damaged and previously used paper slips. Based on the product specification and risk analysis concept scoring was used to choose a concept for further development. This concept was further developed and the separate functions were studied and some components were suggested. One of the features was further designed and a prototype was 3D-printed. The aesthetics of the intended machine was then developed with the focus on the cognitive issues and user preferences.

The result is a semi-automatic desktop placed machine with an intended clean and friendly expression. Instead of a fully automatic design a series of tasks are to be executed by the user before each roll is processed in the machine. This is to the possibility to achieve a less complex device, with more potential on the market. (Less)
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author
Edvardsson, Rikard LU and Hanberger, Gustav LU
supervisor
organization
course
MMK920 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
DBS, Product Development, Laboratory equipment, Blood
other publication id
ISRN LUTMDN/TMKT 13/5463 SE
language
English
id
3813662
date added to LUP
2013-06-17 08:15:05
date last changed
2013-10-03 11:52:15
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  abstract     = {This Master Thesis describes the product development of a medical laboratory machine. The purpose of the project was to generate and evaluate different concepts of a device that is to be included in a bigger process named Dried Blood Spot testing (DBS) in which dried blood samples are collected and analyzed. The device developed here shall relocate the blood samples from a paper slip, mounted on a holder, into the wells of a microtiterplate that is thereafter used in the designated analysis machine.

Facts were gathered and field research made with the focus on: the environment where the machine is to be used, the needs of the user and other demands on the product. The results from this research was treated as customer statements and converted to customer needs using the product development method of Ulrich and Eppinger.[3]

These needs were converted to both a product specification and a risk analysis, which then were used as the basis for concept generation. During the extensive work of narrowing down the number of concepts some new conclusions were drawn, e.g. the need of punching damaged and previously used paper slips. Based on the product specification and risk analysis concept scoring was used to choose a concept for further development. This concept was further developed and the separate functions were studied and some components were suggested. One of the features was further designed and a prototype was 3D-printed. The aesthetics of the intended machine was then developed with the focus on the cognitive issues and user preferences.

The result is a semi-automatic desktop placed machine with an intended clean and friendly expression. Instead of a fully automatic design a series of tasks are to be executed by the user before each roll is processed in the machine. This is to the possibility to achieve a less complex device, with more potential on the market.},
  author       = {Edvardsson, Rikard and Hanberger, Gustav},
  keyword      = {DBS,Product Development,Laboratory equipment,Blood},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Product Development of a Dried Blood Spot Punching Device},
  year         = {2013},
}