Instructional materials help users grasp how to use a device safely. Renée Bailey, Certified Instructional Technologist (CIT), explains how effective instructional materials are vital for the medtech design process, and shares necessary considerations to produce instructions that are coherent, easy to understand and aligned with the human factors engineering process.
There are several tactical approaches to design that can help medtech manufacturers inspire patient confidence in their products and ensure proper usage. Following are three ways you can help ease the burden of delivering and receiving quality care through product design.
Hägen, who was a contributor to Medtech Intelligence, spent 28 years building BlackHägen Design to support clients in the development of “mission-critical” products. He was pivotal in the advocacy of human factors and good design practices for medical devices and was at the forefront of patient safety initiatives, helping to found the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Patient Safety Committee.
“Content of Human Factors Information in Device Marketing Submissions” and “Voluntary Malfunction Summary Reporting (VMSR) Program for Manufacturers” are now open for comment.
The expansion of BlackHӓgen’s HFE team and other critical usability-focused design groups, such as the UX team, will support the company’s ability to deliver its expertise to a wider range of MedTech customers.
Patient-administered healthcare is one of the fastest-growing segments in the medtech industry. When the patient becomes the operator, usability requirements are vastly different than those of trained clinicians, which elevates considerations in the design process.
Experts will explore how digital technologies have opened up new opportunities for patients, providers and medtech manufacturers.
An upcoming webinar will discuss the new methods and protocols that have emerged as a result of conducting trials and HF studies during the pandemic.
As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for medical device leaders to navigate the arising challenges and prepare for the future.
In a Q&A with Zipnosis, Catherine Murphy explains the uptick in telehealth visits and how it is changing the continuum of care.