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Medical Device and Equipment Design

Usability Engineering and Ergonomics, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael E. Wiklund

CRC Press

398 pages

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Hardback: 9780935184693
pub: 1995-02-15
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Description

The key to profitability and success in both the medical device and the equipment markets often relates to how easy your products are to use. User acceptance and preference frequently is dependent upon ergonomic design.

Medical Device and Equipment Design helps you enhance your product design, maximize user acceptance, and minimize potential problems in the marketplace. It provides practical guidance on how to plan and incorporate ergonomic design principles into medical devices and equipment so users intuitively feel comfortable with the product.

Design engineers, usability and reliability engineers, software programmers, documentation specialists, product managers, quality engineers, and market/product managers will find this text invaluable in getting usability built into products from the very beginning.

Table of Contents

TAKING A USER-CENTERED APPROACH TO DESIGN

How to Implement Usability Engineering

Managing the Transition to a User-Centered Approach to Design

Measuring the Usability Payoff

THE NEED FOR USABLE MEDICAL DEVICES

Medical Device Usability: A Survey of Critical-Care Nurses

Human Error Signals Opportunity for Design Improvement

DETERMINING USER REQUIREMENTS

Conducting Effective Focus Groups

The Making of a Task-Oriented Product

Setting Product Usability Goals

Computer-Based Tools for Anthropometric Design

DESIGN THE USER INTERFACE

The Value of Human Factors Guidelines

Improving the Visual Design of Computer Screens

Making Color a Contributing Component of the User Interface

The Role of Symbols in User Interfaces

Communicating Clinical Information with Auditory Signals

Designing Medical Devices for Older Users

Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Implications for Product Design

Designing for Portability

Designing Packaging for Convenience and Safety

Keyboards: Assessing User Satisfaction and Performance Capabilities

Choosing an Effective Pointing Device

PROTOTYPING THE USER INTERFACE

Prototyping the User Interface

User-Interface Prototypes: How Realistic Should They Be?

TESTING THE USER INTERFACE

Usability Tests of Medical Products as a Prelude to the Clinical Trial

Building a Usability Test Laboratory

DEVELOPING LEARNING TOOLS AND WARNINGS

Writing Effective User Manuals

Creating Quick-Reference Guides for Medical Devices

In Search of Effective Warnings

SPECIAL TOPICS

The Usability Payoff: Case Study of a Syringe Pump

Ergonomic Design of MIS Devices

Resources

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical