Saitama, Japan — It’s hard to believe that with all of the breakthrough advances in healthcare over the years, the stethoscope, one of the most essential medical tools, has remained unchanged for 200 years. Cue the U scope, a reinvention of the stethoscope that’s elegant, comfortable, and offers incredible sound quality and practicality. What’s even more surprising is that this invention comes from Classico, a design firm that developed beautiful, tailored lab coats for doctors.


Why this matters:

The U scope underscores the importance of the role of design in changing the healthcare experience for all audiences. There are so many tools, processes, and environments that are ripe for disruption in this industry, and we play a key role in helping our clients lead the change. What new products or innovations in healthcare redesign are you excited about?

Learn more about the U scope on its Indiegogo page.


About the Author:

As Managing Director of Innovation for Syneos Health Communications, Leigh is responsible for shaping the company’s perspective on the next era of healthcare marketing. Through thought leadership, strategic innovation workshops and new products and capabilities, Leigh focuses on identifying marketing approaches that will fuel that new era and generate significant growth for clients. Leigh has worked with Fortune 1000 companies to craft their digital, mobile, social and CRM strategies for over 17 years. She’s worked for category-leading agencies in retail, public affairs, B2B technology, and higher education. Prior to moving to Syneos Health Communications, she had several leadership roles at one of our agencies, GSW. There, she founded an innovation practice fueled by the zeitgeist and spearheaded digital and innovation thinking across the business. Leigh has taken a special interest in complex healthcare products that can change lives in meaningful ways. She was recently a strategic lead on the 3rd largest launch in pharmaceutical history: Tecfidera. Before that she had keys roles with Eli Lilly Oncology, Abbott Nutrition, Amgen Cardiovascular, and Eli Lilly Diabetes. A critical part of Leigh’s work is trends and new ideas. Every year, she convenes a group of trend watchers from across our global network to identify the shifts most critical to healthcare marketers. Leigh is a sought-after writer and speaker. Recognized as one of the most inspiring people in the pharmaceutical industry by PharmaVoice, Leigh also was recognized as a Rising Star by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (HBA) for her overt passion, industry thought leadership and significant contributions in new business, strategy and mentoring.