We are living in a Steve Jobs”ized” perception of innovation and that´s means that innovation must be always expensive, from highly specialized experts and totally high-tech as Apple does.
Ok, it´s work for Apple, but that doesn´t mean that has to work to every designer and engineer in the planet.
As a great example of what innovation can be too, we have this product below as an insight of a mother of a child with disability.
No high-tech at all, it is not expensive, or highly specialized, and when you thing “It´s awesome, how I did´nt think about it before?”, well, that´s an unpretentious innovation from a mom, but a real need/problem in the healthcare field!
Needless to say that as a healthcare designer myself, the healthcare area is one of the most challenging field to work and innovate!