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Humanizing Healthcare – Human Factors for Medical Device Design

Authors: Branaghan, R.J., O’Brian, J.S., Hildebrand, E.A., Foster, B.

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  • Teaches readers to design medical devices that are safer, more effective, and less error prone
  • Explains the role and responsibilities of regulatory agencies in medical device design
  • Introduces analysis and research methods such as UFMEA, task analysis, heuristic evaluation, and usability testing
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This book introduces human factors engineering (HFE) principles, guidelines, and design methods for medical device design. It starts with an overview of physical, perceptual, and cognitive abilities and limitations, and their implications for design. This analysis produces a set of human factors principles that can be applied across many design challenges, which are then applied to guidelines for designing input controls, visual displays, auditory displays (alerts, alarms, warnings), and human-computer interaction. Specific challenges and solutions for various medical device domains, such as robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, artificial organs, wearables, continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps, and reprocessing, are discussed. Human factors research and design methods are provided and integrated into a human factors design lifecycle, and a discussion of regulatory requirements and procedures is provided, including guidance on what human factors activities should be conducted when and how they should be documented.

This hands-on professional reference is an essential introduction and resource for students and practitioners in HFE, biomedical engineering, industrial design, graphic design, user-experience design, quality engineering, product management, and regulatory affairs.

  • Teaches readers to design medical devices that are safer, more effective, and less error prone;
  • Explains the role and responsibilities of regulatory agencies in medical device design;
  • Introduces analysis and research methods such as UFMEA, task analysis, heuristic evaluation, and usability testing.

About the authors

​Russell J. Branaghan, PhD, has worked as a human factors engineer, research scientist, consultant and educator for over 30 years. He is President of Research Collective, a Human Factors and User Experience (UX) consulting firm and laboratory in Tempe, AZ. His work centers on healthcare human factors and user experience for leading companies in robotic surgery, cardiac rhythm management, diagnostic imaging, chronic disease management (e.g., hemophilia, diabetes), artificial organs, in vitro diagnostics, reprocessing, healthcare apps, wearables home health, and many others. Russ also serves as Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering, Co-Director of the Master of Science in User Experience Program, and Director of the User Experience Laboratory (XLab) in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). He holds additional affiliations with the Kern Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery at Mayo Clinic, the ASU-Mayo Center for Innovative Imaging,  and the Master of Product Design and Development program at Northwestern University. His research has been funded by The National Science Foundation, Mayo Clinic, The Veterans Health Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Force Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Motorola and others. His teaching has been recognized with awards from ASU and Northwestern. Prior to returning to academics and consulting, Russ held leadership positions in human factors and user experience at Hewlett Packard, IBM, Fitch and Lextant Corporation. An active researcher, Russ has edited one book and published over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings. He frequently serves as a reviewer for scientific and medical journals, and has sat on many editorial and industry boards, including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Product Design Technical Group, the Organizing Committee for the HFES Healthcare Symposium, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Human Factors, the Advisory Board for Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation. 
L. Bryant Foster, MS, is Vice President of Human Factors and User Experience at Research Collective, where he guides research, design, and evaluation efforts for medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and others. An expert on regulatory issues in Human Factors, Bryant has guided surgical instruments, combination products, home-use devices, and OTC products to FDA clearance or approval. Further, he has designed, or contributed to the design of, usability labs for four separate companies. Prior to joining research collective, Bryant was a human factors consultant at Google-X. Bryant received his master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Arizona State University, where he later served as Faculty Associate, Project Manager, and Chair of the Industry Advisory Board. He is an active and frequent speaker at conferences such as the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) Convergence, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Healthcare Symposium. Bryant has contributed popular webinars and podcasts for AAMI and Greenlight Guru, and has authored book chapters on medical device human factors and human factors in device reprocessing. Bryant is also an active member of the AAMI committees on Human Factors Engineering and Combination Products.
Emily A Hildebrand, PhD, is Director of Human Factors at Research Collective. She is a cognitive scientist specializing in human factors, with 10+ years of healthcare-specific experience. She leads usability, product design, and user-experience-related projects for Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients across a variety of fields. She also has extensive experience in product failure analysis and expert witness litigation support for medical devices. Emily has a Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Science from Arizona State University. She has performed research on medical device usability and work processes at the Veterans Administration and Mayo Clinic. Her research culminated in guidance recommendations to FDA and AAMI for improving the usability of medical device interfaces. Emily is a frequent author and presenter on issues related to medical device design, human factors and medical device reprocessing.
Joseph S. O’Brian, MS, is a Senior Human Factors Scientist at Research Collective with over 5 years of experience conducting human factors research for major healthcare, automotive, and educational organizations. He is also Research Collective’s in-house biometrics expert. Joe received a Master’s degree in Human Systems Engineering from Arizona State University and was awarded the Engineering School’s Outstanding Graduate Student Award. He has published articles and presented conference papers on Human Factors, User Experience Design, design for accessibility, eye tracking, educational technology and educational ergonomics. He is a member of AAMI committees on home care and EMS environments, and has recorded popular AAMI webinars on Human Factors for Aging Adults, Recruiting Research Participants, and Writing Usability Test Reports.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-64433-8
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Hardcover $119.00
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  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanizing Healthcare – Human Factors for Medical Device Design
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-64433-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-64433-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-64432-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 395
Number of Illustrations
21 b/w illustrations, 162 illustrations in colour
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