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6th Human Factors & User Experience for Medical Device Design

Engineering Device Safety and Development through Usability Testing and Risk Mitigation

18-19 Sep 2019
Hilton Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

Conference Workshop

Exploring Use Scenarios and Use Cases as the Fundamental Building Block with Medtronic

Use scenarios and use cases provide the foundation for developing design controls, manufacturing controls, clinical controls and post-market surveillance. Ultimately the use case brings all of these together and creates the common connection for communicating between the various controls that make up a quality system. Tying them all together will help manufacturers to operate more efficiently and meet users expectations while minimizing the risk.

Workshop Moderator: Drew Seils

Company: Principal Human Factors Design Engineer at Medtronic

Conference Workshop

Conducting an Informative Human Factors Study to Obtain the Pros and Cons of the Device: Overall Planning & Organization with Baxter Healthcare

Usability testing is very beneficial for a product or design to best determine if it was built convenient to use and easy to learn. Although the studies are commonly conducted, it is crucial that they are properly handled in order to gain valuable information that will ultimately save medical device manufacturers time and costs.

Workshop Moderator: Leah Swanson

Company:Principal Human Factors Engineer at Baxter Healthcare

Why You Should Attend

6th Human Factors & User Experience for Medical Device Design

It is of high importance that human factors are incorporated into the medical device design and development phases throughout the product lifecycle to minimize risk and ensure that users can use the device effectively. Manufactures are continuously looking to enhance product design, safety and success while obtaining compliance for great user experience.

This premier marcus evans event will bring together the foremost leaders within the human factors and usability engineering space to identify techniques for greater usability testing and risk management activities to ensure optimal product safety.

Key Topics

  • Streamline strategies for risk management activities to improve overall device design
  • Leverage usability testing early in the product development cycle to ensure a successful validation process
  • Assess existing and forthcoming regulatory impacts to best meet compliance standards
  • Establish internal alignment between design and human factors teams to improve product development
  • Examine the European Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR) to provide clarity on transition timelines and expectations

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    Practical Insights From

    Drew Seils
    Senior Human Factors Design Engineer

    Vera Shuman, Ph.D.,
    Human Factors Product Development Specialist

    Brittany Williams
    User Experience and Human Factors Engineer
    Becton Dickinson

    Jason Fouts
    Principal Human Factors Engineer
    Physio-Control, Inc., now part of Stryker

    Conne Mara Bazley
    Principal Human Factors Engineer
    Previously with Pfizer/Sonosite

    Jeremy Schwark, Ph.D.,
    Staff Human Factors Engineer

    Janet Lowe, RN, BSN, MBA
    Senior Manager, Device Development
    ICU Medical Inc.

    David Kinsel, PE
    Senior Manager Design Quality Assurance
    Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corporation

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “Overall great use of two days. I learned many nuanced points on topics I already felt I had a good handle on. New information!” Medtronic
    • “A great place for HFE technical knowledge exchange. Great for networking with fellow HFE’s.” Beckman Coulter
    • “Hands down the best group of SMEs in an intimate setting which allows for superb knowledge sharing and thoughtful discussions” Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    • “This is a very informative conference; this was well organized – credit goes to the organizers.” Alcon Novartis
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    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Melini Hadjitheori

    PO Box 24797
    CY-1304 Nicosia

    +357 22 849 308
    Fax: +357 22 849 394