Adventures in Medical Device Usability
Apr 08, 2015
Turning data into simple numbers can lead to disastrous results. Stephen B. Wilcox, Ph.D., FIDSA In many, many fields, the transition from a largely...
Jul 30, 2014
By Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA There have always been human factors issues associated with medical packaging, particularly packaging designed for use by...
Mar 13, 2013
The third day of HFES 2013 was given over to the FDA. Ron Kaye at HFES 2013 Anthony Watson, the Director of the Division of Anesthesiology, etc. in...
Mar 12, 2013
A recurring theme on the second day of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Symposium on Healthcare was the tension between the regulated and...
Mar 11, 2013
For the next 3 days, I’ll be attending the HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care being held in Baltimore. I wanted...
Dec 04, 2012
Read all Adventures in Medical Device Usability by Steve Wilcox  I have an article coming out soon in the ACM journal,...
Jun 29, 2012
This is a story about usability that has nothing to do with regulation and nothing to do, at least initially, with human factors professionals. The story...
May 08, 2012
Today I have a guest blogger: Dean Hooper, of Ximedica. Dean sent me some thoughts about how building profiles of the people who will use devices should be...
Apr 30, 2012
To my surprise, a previous post of mine (about the importance of integrating human factors and industrial design) generated some quite spirited objections to...
Apr 11, 2012
  Eventually, I’ll have something to say about device usability. This time, though, I want to talk about something else—the usability of FDA...