Tor Alden

Principal, HS Design

Tor Alden, IDSA, is a principal and CEO of HS Design, Inc. (HSD), an ISO 13484 user centered product development firm specializing in solving complex problems in life science, medical and consumer healthcare markets for clients from startup to fortune 100.

As Principal, Tor drives the multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation at HSD. He holds more than 30 patents and has contributed to multiple design awards. His passion is working with emerging technologies with a focus on humanizing next generation medical systems. Tor is an avid speaker and writing contributor to the medical and design industry including VC MDM, IDSA, and FDA News conferences.

Tor has served on the editorial advisory boards of a MDDI, a leading medical design publication, and Kean University. Additionally, he has had the honor of serving as jury member for MDEA, CES Innovations, IDEA and BMEidea award competitions. Alden has served as chair of IDSA’s Medical Special Interest Section and currently serves on the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Human Factors Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from Syracuse University and a Master of Science degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.