24 – 27

Farm’s Human Factors Team to Exhibit and Present at HFES, March 24-27, Chicago, IL


Connect with Farm’s Human Factors Team, March 24–27, at the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL. The event offers leading human factors experts the opportunity to share knowledge and find solutions for issues and challenges in health-care.

Register today, attend our presentations and meet our Human Factors Team!

Monday, March 25, 1:30-3:00 p.m., Salon A-4

How do We Design for Distracted Users?: Inattention errors in the PCA model

MDD10 – User Centered Design Approaches, Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track

Kate MacNamee, Senior Human Factors Engineer, will discuss the role attention plays in cognitive control and usability. A focus on techniques practitioners can use to identify and mitigate use issues resulting from inattention are proposed. The decision to use inattention as a root cause will be addressed. The presentation will suggest methods for distinguishing inattention from alternative root causes (e.g., IFU/Device Design) and offer design methods to maximize attention capture while maintaining a reasonable cognitive load.

Tuesday, March 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Salon A-5

How to Gather Training-Related User Needs During Human Factors Research and Customize Training Programs for Medical Device Usage

MDD5  Device Training Programs, Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track

Kristyn Berry, Human Factors Engineer, will discuss methodologies to use in gathering user needs related to training program development for medical devices, and how these programs can be optimized to promote safe and effective use. Manufacturers and HF practitioners will find ways to customize training programs based on the intended use, users, and use environments. Attendees will also learn how to conduct human factors studies realistically in terms of training length, format (groups vs individual training), and decay.

Tuesday, March 26, 4:30-6:00 p.m., Posters/Reception, Salon C

Designing Studies that Uncover and Connect Business and User Needs

MDD-POS2 – Posters/Reception, Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track

Tara Feuerstein, Senior Human Factors Engineer, and Teresita Liebel, Human Factors Engineer, will present a poster that details methods and techniques for designing early research studies that uncover and connect business and user needs. An innovative approach that combines both marketing and human factors activities will be illustrated.

Wednesday, March 27, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Salon A-5

How Risk Management Fails Usability: Failure Modes of Risk Management and Human Factors and Best Practices for Use-related Risk Analysis Activities

MDD8  Regulatory imperatives, Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track

Tara Feuerstein, Senior Human Factors Engineer, and Pat Baird, Sr. Regulatory Specialist - Head of Global Software Standards at Philips, will give a presentation on failure modes for integrating Risk Management and Human Factors activities. The touch points between these areas will be discussed as well as the best way to integrate them. Common pitfalls during activities, like use-related risk analysis, will be presented including how to “mitigate” these pitfalls.

Tags: Medical device product development Human factors 2018

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