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Analysis of the neuronavigation market for development of a new technology: need validation and market aspects
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH).
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Analys av marknaden för neuronavigation för utveckling av en ny teknik: behovsvalidering och marknadsaspekter (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Neuronavigation is the technology used during brain surgery to verify the location in which the surgeon is working in terms of depth and width. Despite being considered to be helpful, the technology lacks when it comes to the consideration of brain shift, the dynamic changes of the brain during surgery. The purpose of this report was to verify the suspected need of an additional tool and investigate the market size and dynamics.

The thesis work mainly followed the method of Biodesign – The process of innovating medical technologies, which covers all steps in the innovation process. To fit the specific purpose, the method was partly amended.The results of the report are divided into two categories – need and market. A need statement was developed and the market was mapped in terms of size and other players in the market space.

The conclusions drawn are that there is a need for technology development in order to safely account for brain shift during tumour resection surgery, but that it is likely to be hard to enter the market due to other researchers who have made more progress in the area.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 32 p.
National Category
Medical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150410OAI: diva2:743056
Subject / course
Medical Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science - Medical Engineering
Available from: 2014-09-15 Created: 2014-09-03 Last updated: 2014-09-15Bibliographically approved

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