Patent Whitespace Analysis helped define a new opportunity in a very mature market. Inventive Problem-solving (TRIZ) helped us devise a rich set of concepts capable of delivering the performance required.
Every step involved extensive use of prototypes, crude mock-up, test jigs and real world testing. Human Factors Studies equipped us with a knowledge of the anatomy and dynamics of the knee, which is a complicated and highly stressed joint. Ergonomic studies allowed us understand the procedure the clinician uses to fit and adjust the device as well as a deep appreciation of the users issues associated with wearing such a supportive brace.