Use of Arduino or Raspberry Pi in Medical Devices

In the past year Omnica has increasingly seen customers trying to incorporate these popular Single Board Computers (SBCs) into their devices. While these devices definitely serve a purpose in prototyping and hobbies, we are recommend against using them in production designs for a number of reasons. Given the nature of Medical devices, the build quality… Continue Reading »

Manufacturing vs Engineering

Should You Hire a Manufacturer for Engineering? Sourcing and qualifying outsource partners is a daunting task for companies who require product development and manufacturing services. We are often asked which is more advantageous, to hire a company that provides both services, or outsource from separate organizations. Without thinking it through, most people would say “Go… Continue Reading »

Six Ergonomic Design Guidelines

Today‚Äôs multi-functional products can be complex. Often, users of these devices don’t understand their capabilities and have little experience with how they work. Ideally, operational functions can be designed in a way that leads the user to easily perform the desired actions. That’s what we call good ergonomics. Unfortunately the phrase, “ergonomically designed” is more… Continue Reading »