The integration of Human Factors in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of Healthcare Technologies is a vital part of ensuring that devices and systems fit the needs of their users and stakeholders and that they are developed with consideration for the specific environments and contexts in which they will be used. Early consideration of human factors in device design can have a big impact on medical device development and is key to understanding the capability of the users and how they interact  with the technology.

It also ensures that you design in good use and practice and design out poor practice and potential for errors. Together this can accelerate the opportunity for improved performance , efficiency and experience of healthcare staff and patients.

CHEATA can provide the Human Factors expertise to support your device development including User Requirements Capture (Focus Groups), full task analysis, usability testing, workload analysis (cognitive and physical), error and reliability testing and user experience.