Technology Transfer: The Virtual Product ModelBy Bauer, Stephen M. Shankar, Vallish Lane, Joseph P., Center for Assistive Technology, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA; Proceedings of the RESNA '96 Annual Conference, Vol. 16
(Pages: 154-156) Publication Date: 1996
This article describes the development of a "Virtual Product Model" by a RERC-TET. This model can be used to transfer the design of an assistive technology device from the concept stage to marketable product. The methodology is guided by customer requirements, and market and technical constraints and seeks to satisfy the consumers' needs while maximizing the market potential. The authors believe the model is best suited to small companies. The evolutionary process from concept to prototype is described.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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