1. Inventing Medical Devices – A perspective from India
In this book, the author shares his experiences, anecdotes, insights and failures while inventing medical devices in India over the last six years. The idea is to give entrepreneurs (clinicians, engineers, designers, business professionals) a realistic expectation of the time, money, co-ordination and teamwork required to develop a medical device in India. This book includes case studies, anecdotes, caricatures and a special “how I do it” section at the end of the book that gives step-by-step guidelines on how to identify a need, make clinical observations, create need statements, perform needs filtering, develop criteria, conceptualize a solution and take it to a proof of concept. This book is recommended for all Indian healthcare professionals, engineers and product designers who seek to solve unmet clinical challenges with new medical devices, but are unsure of how to go about taking their idea from the concept stage to an actual product. This book illustrates ways for engineers and designers to formally engage with doctors, and gives a comprehensive perspective of the path from ideation to commercialization.
2. The Benefits of Failing Successfully
In this book, Dr. Chaturvedi shares ten personal anecdotes of mistakes and failures and gives a perspective of his interpretation, where he positions failures as a part of the process rather than a definitive outcome. Explaining with humorous caricatures and situations, he demonstrates numerous benefits that arise from such mistakes, why they are important and how they have helped him shape his career.
Even though the mistakes and failures made by Dr. Chaturvedi may appear trivial and in-significant when compared to those faced by many others in the general population, they highlight the principles of a very unique and positive perspective that may be applied in mistakes and failures of greater magnitudes as well. This book may serve to be food for thought for many who believe that failures are detrimental and that they should be aggressively avoided and not embraced. It may change their minds to think about failures as steps towards success, by showing how key insights from these failures can be used to empower new skills and opportunities.