How do you get a medical device to be easy to use? Great design! How do you reduce risk and prevent injury in medical devices? Design. (Thereâ€™s even a risk standard that says so: ISO 14971). How does a medical device become widely accepted by a consumer market? Thatâ€™s right â€” through design!
Inarguably, the design is the means by which human factors is applied, and human factors is the means by which a design is verified and validated. It is the ultimate chicken and egg situation.