Your Device Is Safe And Effective, But Is It Desirable?

Craig Scherer talks about the importance of desirability when trying to achieve differentiation in a crowded marketplace in his latest Med Device Online article Over the last few years, the term human factors engineering has become permanently and inextricably linked with any discussions on effective and appropriate medical device development. Human factors are used to […]

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Why Do Human Factors Engineering?

Michael Lau, PhD, Director of Human Factors shares The Value of a Sound Human Factors Plan in our latest MedTech Intelligence Article. Human Factors and Ergonomics is a science that has been around and respected for decades. Applying knowledge about people, their abilities, limitations, and behaviors to the design of products and systems has been part of

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What Do Medtech Users Really Want From IoT?

Consider these five things to delight users and deliver meaningful value with connected devices, says Abbe Kopra of Insight Product Development. IoT is a buzzword these days, and the opportunities for product development are extensive. McKinsey predicts “the impact of the Internet of Things on the global economy might be as high as $6.2 trillion by 2025

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Translating User Needs Into Design Inputs

Craig Scherer talks to Med Device Online about turning research into design inputs Design innovation consultants are asked to help clients sunderstand users holistically: Who they are, how they differ from each other, how they are influenced by their environments, and how they might change over time. We must look to our core development process

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