Product Development

Product Development

Farm delivers comprehensive services for all stages of product development. We create successful products using a proven process to infuse technological innovation with user needs and market opportunities. Farm's experienced teams of researchers, designers and engineers collaborate through every aspect of a development program, leveraging the specific creative teamwork required to solve our clients' complex needs.

Our approach is simple: comprehensive development services, proven process, diverse teams of professionals - combined with 40 years of experience - produces success for our clients. We invite you to take a tour of our facilities and learn more about our product development services.

Product Development Services

Development Specifications

  • Product requirements definition
  • Hazard analysis assessment and mitigation planning
  • User interface specification
  • Subsystem specification
  • Requirements tracing

System Architecture

  • System critical performance analysis
  • Performance specifications
  • Component selection
  • Cost analysis

Industrial Design

  • Innovation brainstorms
  • Visual identity
  • Human factors and ergonomic design
  • Color strategy
  • Architecture definition
  • Design for material and processes
  • Model development

Interaction Design

  • Menu structure and navigation development
  • Icon creation
  • Graphic interface design
  • Interaction prototyping

User Testing

Methods

  • Product-environment simulation
  • Preference testing
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Simulated use testing
  • Focus groups
  • Web based testing
  • Qualitative and quantitative methods

Outputs of User Testing:

  • Design direction verification
  • Usability verification
  • Feature/cost confirmation

Engineering

Mechanical

  • Mechanism development
  • Component, part design and engineering
  • Packaging and enclosure design
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Reliability engineering
  • CAD surface and solid modeling using Pro/ENGINEER and SolidWorks
  • Engineering analysis (FEA/thermal/shock & vibration, etc.)
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Production documentation

Electrical

  • Analog
  • Digital
  • Communications
  • Signal processing
  • ASIC
  • Power systems
  • Sensors and signal conditioning
  • Closed loop control
  • Design for EMI/RFI compliance

Software

  • Embedded systems
  • Real time operating systems
  • Multi-tasking functionality
  • Algorithms
  • C/C++
  • Machine language
  • Protocols
  • Multiple CPUs
  • Diagnostics

Functional Testing

  • Performance
  • Formal verification
  • Compliance to standards
  • Transit
  • Reliability
  • Life

Production Support

  • Production documentation
  • International vendor selection
  • Incoming inspection documentation
  • Test procedures
  • Test equipment and fixtures
  • Assembly procedures and work instructions

Regulatory Compliance

  • Creation and maintenance of Design History Files (DHF) and Device Master Records (DMR)
  • Coordination and review of solutions with notified bodies and testing labs
  • Verification testing to essential requirements and medical safety standards
  • Compliance to design control requirements
  • FMEA