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Framework for the agile development of innovative Product-Service-Systems for existing physical rehabilitation systems

: Asmar, L.; Rabe, M.; Low, C.Y.; Yee, J.; Kühn, A.; Dumitrescu, R.

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Procedia manufacturing 24 (2018), pp.147-152
ISSN: 2351-9789
International Conference on System-Integrated Intelligence (SysInt) <4, 2018, Hannover>
Journal Article, Conference Paper, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IEM ()

Smart Health means innovation of the health sector through digitization. This leads to many possibilities regarding to an effective home-based, self-managed physical rehabilitation. With an innovative Product-Service-System (PSS), patients will have a better access, availability, and affordability of physical rehabilitation. In this contribution we present generic approaches of upgrading existent systems from a technological perspective. Furthermore, we introduce a framework for the agile development of innovative PSS, which could be adapted to other fields. The initial situation is an existing PSS for physical rehabilitation. The framework covers four phases. The planning phase consists of methods from the value based idea creation to Systems Engineering (SE) approaches, which focus on the conception of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). The second phase describes a fast prototyping of the previously defined MVP, which addresses the PSS concept and the business model. Based on that, the next phase consists of the validation of the developed prototype and business model by real customers. The result is analyzed in the fourth stage. The learnings are interpreted regarding to the real market demand for the developed PSS. The developed PSS will be improved or completely changed through multiple iterations.