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Wed, 19 Aug


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Usability engineering for Medical Devices

We describe the role of usability engineering and the related IEC 62366-1 standard, in the design of active medical devices.

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Usability engineering for Medical Devices
Usability engineering for Medical Devices

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19 Aug 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm AEST

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About the event

Usability is a key factor in the design of products that humans need to interact with correctly to achieve the essential performance expected of the device. Usability ranges from the physical nature of the device through to how information is displayed and comprehended. Ideally, devices should be ergonomically designed to be intuitive and simple to use.

The main concern in usability engineering is to identify potential hazards related to the usability of the device and to incorporate these hazards into the risk management process of product development. Trials are then undertaken to The IEC-62366-1 standard provides guidance on how to do apply usability engineering for Medical Devices. 

In this presentation, we will explain the role of usability and discuss the application of IEC-62366-1. We look at the process deliverables of a typical project, what's involved with human factors use specification, hazard related-use scenarios and critical tasks, as well as formative and summative evaluations.

Interspersed throughout the presentation are learnings from famous medical devices around the world, as well as the presenter's (TBC) own experience in developing medical devices.

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