Due to the current pandemic, it may not be possible, let alone advisable, to engage in group activities or travel to public spaces, such as market research facilities. It goes without saying that simulated usability testing cannot — and should not — be performed as usual.
The pandemic has derailed many medical device manufacturers from performing human factors engineering activities and delayed product development timelines. But, manufacturers can learn ways to adapt activities to keep medical device development on track while keeping a safe distance.
Farm’s Timothy Visich and Kate MacNamee discuss some of the highlights in the article, Human Factors Activities at a Safe Distance, featured in Medical Product Outsourcing magazine.