SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England Initiative has contracted to Lucid to help reduce the impact of frailty with a more accessible diagnostic and therapeutic device.
Lucid Join Lucid MD, Alistair Williamson at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics at 3pm, 21 March 2017, at Five in Farnborough.
For more information, visit www.industrysouth.co.uk
Lucid is looking for a electronics design engineers, with microcontroller experience to join our multidisciplinary team.
Can you demonstrate 10 4 or more years real time embedded software development?
Ideally you will have used assembler, C, C++, on bare metal, with RTOS, MPLAB, Energia and Arduino tools.
Interfacing microcontrollers with sensors and actuators is useful experience. RF design know-how is important, including design for EMC.
PCB design experience could include packages such as Mentor Graphics, Altium, Cadstar, or Allegro.
We’ll be looking for evidence of your use of ARM, dsPIC series and Texas CC1310/5969, or similar chips. A background in control theory, digital signal processing and computer vision would be good. Knowledge of Windows, Linux, Android and iOS programming or scripting languages and PSPIC/Hyperlynx/EZNEC tools will help.
This is a great opportunity to develop IOT and similarly challenging devices for highly regulated industries. Please no agencies. Applications from people without current UK work visas cannot be considered.
To apply, please email a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, we’re pleased to announce successful completion of BSI audits again. Lucid’s ISO 9001 quality management system and ISO 13485 medical device development accreditation were both renewed.
Vincent Lynch, Lucid Head of Electronics and Software comments…” it’s testament to the team’s hard work that the BSI review revealed no non-conformances. We’re now moving on to implement ISO 13485 processes for manufacture”…
During 2017, we’ll offer customers a seamless process, under one roof, one team from ideas to finished, compliant medical device product.
What do you do when users have no budget to buy a great new idea?
Lucid Project Manager Jan Hon Wong explains: “Working closely with the NHS and cosmetic therapy businesses, we know that capital cost and deviation from existing protocols are barriers to new product adoption. Even innovation that quickly demonstrates improve health or wellbeing outcomes and return on investment get nowhere when organisations have no budget to buy the product. For nearly 20 years we’ve focused on products designed as means to deliver services and this can help. Aligning new technology with existing practice, integrating digital with physical products, we’re able to help develop accessible business models, based on subscription or consumable sales. Barriers to adoption are reduced and innovation becomes more accessible and sustainable”
“Take Lightfusion, a cosmetic light therapy with similar underlying technology to Omnilux – a skin cancer and cosmetic treatment that we designed 16 years ago. Both are grounded in research at the Paterson Institute at Christie’s Hospital. NHS involvement didn’t just provide clinical insight, our awareness of into budgetary realities related to innovation guided the commercial plan for each. With no limited revenue potential from product sale, Lightfusion’s business model is based on supply of consumable hydrogel masks. Omnilux was marketed around a secure, software based subscription, pay per use model”
Servitisation can benefit all the stakeholders in a product lifecycle.
Talk to Lucid early in a product development and we could help innovate the most appropriate business model.
For more information Lightfusion, go to http://www.lightfusion.net/
Less can be more…
Back in the late 50s, Lockheed’s Chief Engineer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson reportedly coined the phrase “Keep it simple stupid” – meaning systems work best when efforts are focused on keeping everything straightforward. Here at Lucid, we take that advice very seriously. MD Alistair Williamson explains:
“In an ever more complex world, simplicity is the key to good design. People and organisations demand intuitive, integrated products and services that are easy to implement, maintain and use. Achieving simplicity takes far more skill, creativity and experience than delivering complexity. Early involvement, good planning and a multi-disciplinary approach are crucial. It makes sense that an existing team with electronics, software, industrial design, interaction, compliance and usability skills will hit the ground running and keep on running.”
At Lucid, this connected approach means really understanding user needs, combining creative approach to business models for innovation, identifying appropriate technology and production processes. By seeing the big picture at the outset, we can get all the details right ongoing, developing elegant and effective solutions.
Or, as Alistair says: “We’re comfortable with complexity – that’s how we can deliver simplicity. And we know that the simplest solution will always lead the market.”
Alistair will be presenting “Keep it simple” – a series of workshops on simplicity in product design in 2017. Places will be limited and demand will be high, so to find out more and reserve your place call us on 0161 860 0058 today.
Lucid’s team and network can help win development funding.
TITCH is a national NHS network that supports innovation to address unmet needs associated for paediatric healthcare. Recently Lucid won a pitch for funding from TITCH, to research improved tools to diagnose the causes of paediatric incontinence. Our engineers and designers are already working with surgeons and continence specialists to develop potentially disruptive innovations in the field.
Vincent Lynch, Lucid Head of Electronics, is clear about how we got there. “We’ve connected to some of the best minds in clinical research and practice. Our track-record in winning funding and NHS contracts is something we’re very proud of. We have real expertise in bringing together usability, engineering and digital innovation under an ISO 13485 accredited system, to deliver elegant, intuitive and compliant design solutions.”
If you have a healthcare related project in mind, we’d love to hear from you. Working together, we could access the funding to help. Call us today on 0161 860 0058.
Lucid is looking for an experienced PCB layout designer to join our busy Manchester based electronics development team. We’re working on wearable, wireless networked sensors, diagnostic and therapueutic devices.
Ideally you will have been working in a design team for around 4 years after graduation in an electronic engineering related subject. We’re specifically looking for PADs experience, creating multi-layer boards with a good level of understanding of design for cross-talk, EMC, thermal management and manufacturability.
The ability to work well with conflicting requirements in a team of electronic, software, with and industrial designers is essential. Medical device know-how would be good and experience in the preparation of compliance documentation is important. Interest in wireless networking and Internet of Things will be useful. The role will initially involve working from schematics and specifications with the prospect of advancement for the right person.
To apply, please email a CV to email@example.com
Lucid’s team have become ProTeamBIDA accredited industrial designers following successful application for professional accreditation with BIDA, the British Industrial Design Association.
The process involved independent review of case studies developed by our team against criteria set out in the UK National Occupational Standard for Industrial Design Practice: “It’s a great indicator of our commitment to improving our creative & technical skills, knowledge, and experience”, comments Lucid’s Jan Wong.