A Systems-based Approach to Product Design and Development in Patient–centric Health Care


MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar SeriesAnand Yadav

Anand Yadav
Co-founder and product lead, Neumitra,
and SDM alumnus


About the Presentation

In patient-centric health care, a product is expected to focus on the patients’ immediate needs while delivering clinical value to doctors. Between these competing goals, the product must balance the appeal of a consumer product with the quality of a medical device. A medical device must comply with strict regulatory requirements, undergoes fewer iterations, and costs more, while a consumer product undergoes many iterations to deliver better user experience and aesthetics at an affordable cost. Yadav will discuss Neumitra’s balanced approach developed during the design of bandu — a wearable biosensor and supporting analytical software. Neumitra aims to advance brain health and performance for daily life.

About the Speaker

Anand Yadav is a product lead at Neumitra, which he co-founded in 2010 as an SDM fellow at MIT. He previously worked at The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT where he developed process improvement solutions for high-throughput genome sequencing. Yadav was a member of the team that developed a large-scale automated system for the Human Genome Project at the Whitehead Institute. He holds a M.S. in engineering and management from MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India.

About the Series

The MIT System Design and Management Program Systems Thinking Webinar Series features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges.