Have a mid-development question about medtech regulation? Chances are – no matter the size or scale of the manufacturer you work for – you probably can’t just pick up the phone and ask the FDA for an answer. Most often, the process is instead slow and bureaucratic,...
Allison’s previous research focuses on the cognitive development of children and adults, and how they learn and process social information. Having spent most of her time in academia, Allison has a mix of experience creating, running, and publishing studies. Her work in the non-profit industry led to a passion for delivering the insights of research to the people who can use it most. Allison has a PhD in developmental psychology from the University of California, Merced, and a BS in Psychology from Purdue University.
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How collaboration builds value in medical device human factors research
Developing safe devices that work is the baseline for effective medtech design. FDA regulations help bring consistency to that process. But even guided by robust regulation, safety and functionality are only as effective as the likelihood that patients will adhere to...
4 make-or-break considerations for health IoT ecosystems
All too often, medical device manufacturers roll out Internet of Things (IoT) devices that struggle to satisfy users and be adopted at scale. That’s in part because health IoT doesn’t exist in a void. Each device fits into a broader ecosystem that includes other...
3 reasons to conduct ethnographic research during medical device development
Conducting ethnographic research is one of the best ways to understand and anticipate users’ needs. In systems as complex and personal as those in healthcare, it is especially important dive deep into the context of use to identify gaps and nuances during the product...