UserWise Celebrates 3 Year Anniversary

Author: Neekole Acorda (Human Factors Engineer)

Founded in 2015, UserWise set out with a mission to inspire usability engineering best practices within medical device companies to facilitate the development of best-in-class medical devices. We are passionate about designing usable devices that are safe and effective. In our third year of business we are proudly continuing and expanding upon this mission! Here is a review of the progress that we have made in the past 3 years and a peek into the future.

 

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Presentations

 

Fogarty Institute for Innovation on User-Centered Design.

2015 HFES conference on How to Bring Legacy Medical Devices into Human Factors Compliance.

 
 
 

Launched Internship Program

 
 

In the Summer 2015, we launched a hugely successful Internship program in a partnership with the Stanford Biodesign Program. Our interns additionally generated a database and retrospective analysis of all use-related medical device recalls occurring between 2010 and 2015. 

 
 
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Presentations

 
 

Cognitive Bias in Usability Testing 

Out-of-the-Box Medical Device Safety

Training Decay Selection  for Usability Validation 

 
 
 

Usability Engineering

Usability Engineering

Usability Engineering

 
 

Usability Engineering

 
 
 

Research

 

Cognitive Bias in Usability Testing

Training Decay Selection for Usability Validation.

Out-of-the-Box Medical Device Safety

 
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Presentations

 

CDRH & DMEPA Human Factors Groups on UserWise’s Training Decay Research for Usability Validation Testing

SJSU Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference, Human Factors – What Does This Really Mean for Medical Devices

BIOMEDevice, Don’t Let Cognitive Bias Sink Your Usability Study

 
 

Lectures

 

SJSU and SCU on Human Factors, and on Regulatory Environment on Biomedical Engineering Design

3-Part Series for the Fogarty Institute for Innovation on the Key Cornerstones of the Human Factors Process

 
 
 

Workshops

 

Pre-Filled Syringes & Injectables Summit on Use-Related Risk Management

Human Factors Training for Siemens in China

 
 
 

Panel

 

Usability Engineering hosted by the SF Bay Area Biomedical Engineering Society

 
 

Research

 

Published in The Life Science Report and distributed by WSGR, Summer 2017

 
 

2018 and the Future

This year, UserWise is looking to expand our team and continue to work along-side medical device companies and industry regulators to help design safe, intuitive, and effective products for patients, caretakers, healthcare providers, and physicians and further the knowledge base of Human Factors in Medical Devices.

We thank you for your continued confidence in our work and look forward to meeting with you!

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