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Creating A Mobile Medical Tool? Start With a Smartphone or Tablet

Some classic medical testing and diagnostic tools are quite affordable and portable, like the stethoscope often looped around a doctor’s neck, or the "pulse-ox" meter that clamps onto the tip of a patient's finger. Others can be the size of a desk, and cost anywhere from tens to hundreds of thousand of dollars, making them difficult to impossible to bring and use in field and remote locations.

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Designing a New Hardware Product? You Need to Know About Compliance Certifications!

Having a great new hardware product idea is a good core for your startup, but you also have to make sure you get all the necessary certification requirements right.

Along with a sound business plan, it's essential that you include addressing any government and industry regulations your product – like all products – will need to comply with, including going through the testing and paperwork to obtain the compliance certification "marks" that will go on your product's exterior and packaging.

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