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Development of the medical device by co-creation in medical–nursing–engineering−design field and the practice of co-creative intellectual property education

“IKANKOGEI joint activities” refers to collaborative activities in the medical-nursing–engineering-design field, which has expanded the scope of traditional medical–technical collaboration for contributing to medical device development. The concept of values has greatly changed to “Product plus Service.” Customer value has been shifting toward emphasis on “using services,” in addition to “owning products.” This shift includes not only production activities that simply introduce technology, raw materials, and other production elements, but also nonphysical information activities such as design, color, and advertisement. Thus, designs now consider not only the product’s appearance but also the user’s convenience. When commercializing a specific idea, intellectual property rights such as patents, trademarks, and copyrights are always involved. It is necessary to know who was involved in the various development phases and what role each individual played. However, the intellectual property knowledge of medical and scientific workers including doctors, nurses, engineers, and designers varies. Under some circumstances, even if the myriad creators develop a good idea, it is possible that the intellectual property that results will not be properly identified and protected. Therefore, sufficient knowledge related to intellectual property plays a major role in different specialized fields, and all individuals involved in the development process should obtain the minimum necessary intellectual property knowledge.

In these activities, focusing on the process of “dialogue, empathy, observation” in developing new medical devices under these co-creations, and develop practical intellectual property materials necessary for human resources in the fusion field to acquire intellectual property knowledge efficiently.

Consequently, the goal of this research was to assist co-creation activity by considering the various issues related to medical, nursing, engineering, and design collaborative products based on the set of studies identified.

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