By applying HFE principles early on, packaging design can evolve beyond usability evaluations in product development cycles to ultimately ensure a better user experience and safe execution.
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.
The findings suggest that manufacturers need to make user interface and user experience design improvements to certain wearable medical devices.
By examining the larger user experience involved in the microfluidics process, we can identify issues, and design these experiences to reduce the potential for user error, improve outcomes and create a simpler, more accessible process.
Devices by themselves don’t improve outcomes. Better lifestyle integration is key to driving changes in patient compliance—embedding sensors into the sorts of devices people can use every day to increase opportunities for passive biometric capture and to facilitate therapeutics.
Expanded designs that enable clinicians to leverage data in making healthcare decisions, but privacy challenges remain.
Part II of this series proposes that structured expert judgment, when integrated into the current HFE/UE paradigm, can help overcome some of the current limitations of HFE/UE.
This series makes the argument for probability assessments in HFE/UE for medical devices and how to incorporate it into the paradigm.
Companies should not underestimate the importance of investing in user experience design.