Human factors training course designed for medical device team

A global medical device manufacturer wanted to promote internal awareness of and appreciation for best practices in the application of human factors engineering to medical device development.

Challenge

The objective was to better understand the importance of integrating human factors into the early stages of their development process. To accomplish this, our team designed a full-day training, split into two modules.

Approach

Our team provided a broad overview of how feedback from end users should be leveraged early and often during product development, and how that feedback should be integrated into use specifications, task analyses, risk analyses, and the overall human factors plan.

Outcome

We worked collaboratively with stakeholders to apply those best practices to their current products in development and talked through how to implement practical solutions.
Stakeholders walked away with tangible next steps to ensure their current products under development were receiving adequate human factors attention.