Surgical medical device validation testing

PUBLISHED 17th October 2017

Last week saw five of the Medical Device Usability team at a pilot for a validation study at the SaIL (Simulation and Interactive Learning) Centre at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. The usability testing will be carried out on a surgical medical device, which we completed the formative testing for in May 2017 in Leeds.

The pilot study went smoothly and everything is now ready for the validation study on Thursday and Friday in London. We will be interviewing 15 surgeons and 15 nurses who will be asked to work together in a use scenario representing an operating theatre. It’s quite a juggling act with different participants in the testing room at different times but there were no problems at the formative testing and during the pilot so we are hopeful everything will run to plan.