The goal of this research is to determine the effect of customer ratings on the optimal number of modules for medical device design. Medical devices have a 90% failure rate in their first prototype tests according to the international testing body, Intertek. To address this key issue of quality, we present an integrated, collaborative, modular architecture method for medical device design and development. A typical glucometer is used as proof of concept to demonstrate the methodology and analyze the impact of changing the customer ratings on the optimal number of modules and minimum deviation. The implication of this research is to generate scholarly work and to reduce the number of potential failure points in medical devices by determining the optimal number of modules.
Aguwa, C. C., Monplaisir, L., & Sylajakumari, P. A. (2012). Rules modification on a Fuzzy-based modular architecture for medical device design and development. IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, 2(1), 50–61. https://doi.org/10.1080/19488300.2012.666630