As medical devices become even more intricate, concerns about efficacy, safety, and reliability continue to be raised. Users and patients both want the device to operate as specified, perform in a safe manner, and continue to perform over a long period of time without failure. Following in the footsteps of the bestselling second edition, Reliable D
The Basics of Reliability: Reliability. The Concept of Failure. The Product Design and Development Process. The Concept Phase: Defining the Device. Safety and Risk Management. Documents and Deliverables. The Feasibility Phase: The FDA. The Medical Devices Directives. Important Medical Device Standards. Human Factors. Requirements Engineering. Liability. Intellectual Property. The Project Team. The Reliability Goal and Plan. Documents and Deliverables. The Design Phase: Hardware Design. Hardware Risk Analysis. Design and Project Metrics. Design for Six Sigma. Software Design. Software Coding. Software Risk Analysis. Software Metrics. Documents and Deliverables. Verification and Validation: The Basis and Types of Testing. Hardware Verification and Validation. Hardware Data Analysis. Software Verification and Validation. Software Data Analysis. Documents and Deliverables. Design Transfer and Manufacturing: Transfer to Manufacturing. Hardware Manufacturing. Software Manufacturing. Configuration Management. Documents and Deliverables. Field Activity: Analysis of Field Data. Monitored Activity. Appendices. Index.