%0 Journal Article
	%A J.L. Castro and  K. Benghazi and  M.V. Hurtado and  M. Navarro and  J.M. Zurita
	%D 2010
	%J International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 43, 2010
	%T A CBR System to New Product Development: An Application for Hearing Devices Design
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/11719
	%V 43
	%X Nowadays, quick technological changes force companies
to develop innovative products in an increasingly competitive
environment. Therefore, how to enhance the time of new product
development is very important. This design problem often lacks
the exact formula for getting it, and highly depends upon human
designers- past experiences. For these reasons, in this work, a Casebased
reasoning (CBR) system to assist in new product development
is proposed. When a case is recovered from the case base, the system
will take into account not only the attribute-s specific value and
how important it is. It will also take into account if the attribute
has a positive influence over the product development. Hence the
manufacturing time will be improved. This information will be
introduced as a new concept called ÔÇťadaptability". An application to
this method for hearing instrument new design illustrates the proposed
	%P 559 - 564