Medical Device Training
Design Issues in Medical User Interfaces
Dr Paolo Masci from Queen Mary University of London has put together this training video (based on a seminar), for medical device designers and hospital-based device users, to demonstrate how problems relating to the design of different number entry interfaces might increase the risk of user error.
Over the last few years, a series of device recalls were mandated by the FDA for dangerous or defective medical devices. User interface issues were one of the main causes of these recalls. The issues were observed across multiple device manufacturers and device types, and appear to be related to poor device design and engineering.
In this seminar, we will discuss user interface issues commonly observed in commercial devices such as infusion pumps, ventilators, and patient monitors. Several concrete examples will be presented that can help staff members to identify latent problems with these devices, as well as solutions to avoid these latent problems. Ultimately, this knowledge is also valuable to inform procurement decisions.
The presented work is carried out within the CHI+MED research project (http://www.chi-med.ac.uk), and in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with the aim of improving the safety and effectiveness of medical devices.
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Support: for any technical issues with the video, please email Paolo at firstname.lastname@example.org