Ergonomics and Human Factors 2017 Annual Conference UK

26th April 2017

The annual conference hosted by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics is currently taking place at Staverton Estate, Daventry. I had the pleasure of talking through the methodology and analysis process used when we at Medical Device Usability conducted our independent research into patient preferences of design features of medical devices in relation to usability. Talking […]

Recognition award for MDU

25th April 2017

Medical Device Usability (MDU) has received an award from a client in recognition of the important Human Factors and usability contribution made to the development of a pharmaceutical device in 2016. The device is used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and Crohn’s Disease. The award, presented by the senior management […]

Usability testing of intermittent-use catheter systems

13th April 2017

Two teams have just returned to the office from a three-day study in Stockport, testing the usability of a new intermittent-use catheter system. Three user groups were recruited for the study, namely Healthcare Professionals, lay caregivers and patients. The patient participants received 1-1 training with a nurse at least 24 hours before the research session. […]

CIEHF Annual Conference (2017); ‘an insight into patient usability preferences for injection devices as presented by Natalie Shortt’

3rd April 2017

The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors is hosting its annual conference 25th-27th April (See http://www.ehf2017.org.uk). Medical Device Usability will be presenting their findings on patient preferences into the user-interface of injection devices on Tuesday 25th April at 11:30.The talk will describe the process undertaken to conduct the research and then analyse the results […]