Acorn Exhibiting at the MD&M East Show in NYC – June 13th -15th

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

In its 34th year, the annual MD&M East conference is being held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC, and Acorn will be exhibiting there, booth #469. 
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BioMed Device Show in Boston Well Attended

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

As we mentioned in our last blog, Acorn exhibited at the BioMed Device Conference in Boston May 3–4 at the Boston Convention Center. With great weather and a packed agenda, the conference was well attended, drawing an estimated 4,000+ attendees.

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Check out the BioMed Device Show, May 3-4th, Boston Convention Center!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The advancements in sensors, coupled with the ever-increasing compute and communication capabilities of smart phones are providing healthcare providers with remote, instantaneous, personalized diagnostic and treatment capabilities. Implementing products with these capabilities present potential challenges – from how to design products to be user friendly, safe, secure, and embraced by users to the changing regulatory landscape, to how to analyze and manage the exponential increase in data generated by these technologies such that people’s lives are improved/saved without either compromising personal information or generating false or unnecessary alarms.  
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The Balance Between Creativity and the Need for a Structured Development Methodology

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

There is a natural tension between creativity and the need to make decisions and get products to market. We generally want the best, most creative, wiz-bang product with all the features one could ever want, and could continually brainstorm and create new ideas, each one perhaps better than the last. We could bring in people from different backgrounds, different experiences with different issues, gather that information and then work to translate that into the ultimate product...someday. 
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3D Printing Is a Great Tool but Use It Wisely

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The advances in 3D printing technologies continue to accelerate, with more printers entering the market with new capabilities, materials, and price points. For specific applications, they are enabling lower cost, faster solutions, and indeed can sometimes produce parts that are impossible or very expensive to produce using traditional methods. 
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Best Practices for Working with Engineering Consulting Firms

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Companies contract with outside engineering firms for a variety of reasons – lack of expertise in house, lack of resources, wanting to get a different perspective/approach to design, and so on. Regardless of the reason, there are a number of things that can be done to increase your chances of success with whatever firm you choose, as well as to reduce risk/cost: 
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Product Development Cost and Timelines

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Acorn receives many inquiries around cost and the time it takes to develop a product from entrepreneurs and companies who don’t have product development experience. I thought we’d spend a few moments providing some insight into the process and major drivers for both cost and timelines. 
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BioMed San Jose Conference, San Jose

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Acorn recently exhibited at the BioMed Conference in San Jose – this is a bi-costal conference where developers, suppliers, and consultants gather to explore trends and discuss challenges in the BioMedical Device industry. 
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Are You Developing a Technology or Product? (Part 2)

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

In the last blog, we discussed the differences between a product and technology, and why that’s important in the context of product development. To have a product that is manufacturable, it’s vital to understand and determine a number of key factors.  
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RoboBusiness: After Show Report

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

RoboBusiness San Jose - September 28-29
Acorn exhibited at this year’s RoboBusiness Conference at the San Jose Convention Center – the conference was well attended, with over 2,000 attendees from over 20 countries discussing the latest trends in robotics. This is our second year at the conference, and the attendance seems to be growing each year, which we’ll take as a good sign for the robotics industry. 
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