Definition and support of differentiation and integration in mechanical structure using S-curve theory and wavelet transform

Takahiro Ishii, Victor Parque, Satoshi Miura, Tomoyuki Miyashita

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Abstract

The differentiation and the integration of products are the essential procedures for product innovation. To understand the product innovation, the approaches using S-curve theory, which explain the evolution of a technological system, have been effective. However, the S-curve theory has the disadvantage that the validity of the analysis depends greatly on the number of data. In this paper, we propose a novel method for measuring and predicting the technological innovation and the product evolution based on the S-curve and wavelet transform to solve the problem. In order to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed method, we will conduct a case study using patents of air purifiers. Furthermore, we will define and support the differentiation and the integration of the mechanical structure using the proposed method. Our analysis shows that the differentiation and the integration of the mechanical structure occur as a life cycle extension after the main technologies enter the declining phase. Therefore, the incidental technologies should be introduced at the beginning of the declining phase of the main technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
Volume6
Issue numberDS87-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event21st International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2017 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2017 Aug 212017 Aug 25

Keywords

  • Case study
  • Decision making
  • Innovation
  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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