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Biodesign by Paul Yock, Josh Makower, Stefanos Zenios

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4.5 Prototyping

Introduction
If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then in the medtech field, “a prototype is worth a thousand pictures.” Fundamentally, there is no substitute for taking all of the conceptual, abstract thinking that has been performed to date and giving it a physical form. Simple concepts can be fraught with problems or result in elegant, effective solutions. Complex ideas can lead to revolutionary results or be impossible to achieve. The only way to find out is to start prototyping.
The goal of prototyping is to translate a promising concept from an idea into a rudimentary design, and then into a working form. Prototyping is an essential step through which the innovator learns about functionality, explores features, gathers ...

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