Meet the Jurors

Judging of the Entries is performed by an impartial multidisciplinary panel of third-party jurors convened by Canon Communications. Jurors represent engineering, medicine, human factors, industrial design, manufacturing, and other healthcare- and design-related fields. Jurors may give awards in two levels: gold and silver. Entries are evaluated according to the following criteria.

  • Innovative use of materials, components, or processes in the fabrication of the product.
  • Ability of the product development team to overcome design and engineering challenges so that the product meets its clinical objectives.
  • User-related design and engineering features that improve healthcare delivery, with special attention to functional innovations that broaden the scope of users, change traditional medical attitudes or practices, or offer significant use-related improvements.
  • Design and engineering features that provide enhanced benefits to the patient (e.g., comfort, fit, service access, safety, appropriate aesthetics, overall improvement of healthcare).
  • Design and engineering aspects of the product or its processing that improve the manufacturer's profitability.
  • Design and engineering features that improve the overall delivery of healthcare.

2005 Medical Design Excellence Awards Jurors



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