Usability Testing of Medical Devices, Second Edition

Michael E. Wiklund, P.E., Jonathan Kendler, Allison Y. Strochlic

December 16, 2015 by CRC Press
Reference - 455 Pages - 175 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781466595880 - CAT# K20747

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Features

  • Offers valuable insight gained from thousands of test sessions involving medical devices used by physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, and patients
  • Contains updates that reflect 2011 FDA guidance on human factors engineering and requirements set forth by the third edition of IEC 60601and closely related IEC 62366-1:2015
  • Discusses linking usability test tasks to risk analysis results, as well as analyzing root causes of use errors that occur during usability tests
  • Includes outlines for essential usability test documents, such as test plans and reports
  • Describes how usability testing fits into the overall human factors engineering process

Summary

Usability Testing of Medical Devices covers the nitty-gritty of usability test planning, conducting, and results reporting. The book also discusses the government regulations and industry standards that motivate many medical device manufacturers to conduct usability tests.

Since publication of the first edition, the FDA and other regulatory groups have modified their regulations and expectations regarding how medical device manufacturers should approach usability testing. Reflecting these changes, this Second Edition provides updated guidance to readers with an interest or direct role in conducting a usability test of a medical device or system. Key updates involve the 2011 FDA guidance on human factors engineering, requirements set forth by the third edition of IEC 60601 and closely related IEC 62366-1:2015, linking usability test tasks to risk analysis results, and analyzing root causes of use errors that occur during usability tests.

Written by seasoned human factors specialists, Usability Testing of Medical Devices, Second Edition is an informative, practical, and up-to-date handbook for conducting usability tests of medical devices. The book helps ensure a smooth and painless development process—and thus, safe and effective medical devices.

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