Human Factors/ Usability is the analysis of how people interact with medical devices. The process of conducting rigorous human factors studies throughout the design process, integrating it with the device risk analysis and design process, and validating the effectiveness of the studies will be explained.
The various types and methods of human factors analysis will be explained. This process conforms to the new ISO 62366 standard and the new FDA Guidance document.
The FDA will only approve devices that are designed so that it is practically impossible for people to accidentally harm themselves even if they use the device improperly. The FDA has replaced the term "user error" with "use error". This means that user error is considered by the FDA to be a device nonconformity because human factors should be considered in the design process. The burden is on the device designer to create an "idiot-proof" product.
Handouts the use of specification templates, user interface evaluation templates, and usability validation control forms.