The faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology has extensive experience in developing products and services for healthcare. In our ‘Medisign’ healthcare programme we address the topics of care, cure and prevention in both research and education. Application areas range from design for the operating room to design for mental health and elderly care. Central are the needs of the patients, healthcare professionals, informal caregivers or a combination of these. Our researchers and students approach these issues using their knowledge of different technological and psychosocial disciplines often leading to innovative solutions.
The Medisign specialisation trains dedicated and skilled engineers in human anatomy, physiology, medical technology, healthcare systems and some basic surgical techniques. It also offers a pathway for health specialists to move into the medisign field. Participants in the programme are challenged to develop products that meet the needs of surgeons, doctors, therapists and patients and to solve problems in human-product interaction.