Richard Featherstone

Human Factors Testing for Medical Devices

Thursday, October 8th

15:30 - 16:15

Details

US and European Regulators are asking medical device manufacturers for high quality human factors and usability data for new medical devices. MDU are one of the leading usability consultancies that specialise in medical devices. In his talk, Richard will outline the requirements and will present a guide to performing usability studies for a range of medical technologies.”


Thursday, October 8th

15:30 - 16:15

Required Experience
80% Level of Experience
Involvement
30% Involvement

Richard Featherstone

Managing Director - Medical Device Usability Ltd

Richard Featherstone is an experienced human factors and usability practitioner and is the founder of Medical Device Usability Ltd. He has thirty years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device and human factors industries. Richard advises some of the world’s largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies on their HF strategies, and works globally on summative and formative testing programmes. His area of interest is in the use of usability data to support product claims and health economics cases for new technologies, and he is joint author on a number of publications that report on the use of observational data to justify the clinical and cost effectiveness of new medical technologies. MDU is a human factors and usability consultancy that focuses exclusively on medical technologies such as medical devices and combination products. Based in Cambridge UK, MDU perform human factors and usability testing globally, including extensive experience in the US, Europe and Australia.

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