Michael Wiklund, PE, CHFP

Michael Wiklund is founder and president of Wiklund Research & Design Inc. (Concord, MA), a consulting firm offering user interface research, design, prototyping, and usability testing services. He has made substantial contributions to sections of AAMI HE75-200X addressing software user interface design, workstation design, and mobility. Before founding his own firm, Mr. Wiklund was a vice president with American Institutes for Research (Concord, MA), a human factors consulting firm. He has devoted his career to making a variety of devices more user-friendly, including heart monitors, dialysis machines, defibrillators, blood glucose meters, and wheelchairs. He is author of Medical Device and Equipment Design-Usability Engineering and Ergonomics, which provides practical advice on the design of usable medical devices. For the more than a decade, Mr. Wiklund has been a contributing editor with MD&DI, and has served on its Editorial Advisory Board since 2006 and has been a long-time contributing editor. He has also served repeatedly as a juror for the Medical Design Excellence Awards and has also served as a juror for International Design magazine's awards program. He has chaired the Medical Section of the Industrial Designers Society of America. He is a voting member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation's Human Factors Engineering Committee, which published ANSI/AAMI HE74:2001-Human Factors Design Process for Medical Devices.