Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic we have focused very closely on using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as disposable gloves, masks, face shields and disposable garments. These are ideal precautions to resist the spread of the virus, to control and to minimise the personal effect on each of us. As a team of…
Global Human Factors and Usability Engineering for Medical Devices
THAY Medical are a specialist Human Factors and Usability Engineering consultancy who partner with clients to focus on medical device users. We are based in the UK and Sweden and focus only on the world-class delivery of our services. We lead and are passionate on what we do to ensure that all users can safely and effectively use medical devices.
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In this time of pandemic with the Coronavirus, we would like to assure all customers that our services continue. We have however implemented certain precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and the people we interact with. We are implementing remote-testing services for specific users who we need to evaluate medical devices with due to local restrictions in the countries they reside in. For all other aspects of Human Factors and Usability Engineering, our services remain optimal and efficient. Please contact us if you require any further information.
Remote Usability Testing
Remote Usability Testing is now a necessity during the pandemic to ensure rapidly developed medical devices can be evaluated with intended users prior to registration and use. THAY Medical have adapted to perform all Usability and Human Factors Testing remotely until it is safe to interact with people directly again.
We have adapted our ISO 13485 certified Quality System to cope with the extra demands remote testing requires including converting our R&D laboratory into a Decontamination Room where we are able to distribute and receive test devices safely to avoid exposure to contaminants.
Usability and Human Factors Engineering
We are specialists at performing Usability Engineering and Human Factors Tests on medical devices. We perform Usability and Human Factors tests in many countries globally. Our work exceeds the requirements of all the world-wide Usability and Human Factors Engineering regulations, including the FDA Human Factors guidances, IEC 62366-1 and the UK’s MHRA guidance. We also perform tests to meet ISO 11607 for sterile packaging and the FDA’s ANDA guidance for drug delivery devices. We are passionate on ensuring medical devices can be used safely and effectively.
Understanding clinicians, caregivers and patients and all users of medical devices is vital when developing new medical technologies and when modifiying existing products. THAY Medical are specialists at performing front-end user research into how users interact with new clinical practices and use tasks through performing Ethnography, Heuristic Evaluations, Expert Reviews, Structured Interviews and user-focused research. We listen. We observe. We record. Combined, these form high-quality user needs, user requirements and ultimately – safe and usable medical devices.
We are able to perform research, studies and tests in many countries globally – especially in Europe, Asia, Australasia and the USA.
We recruit and manage participants in our research, studies and test ethically to ensure their safe participation. Their safety is paramount.
We research, study and test in all types of use environments that medical devices and technologies are used within from hospitals to homes.
We have the capability to recreate and simulate intended use environments for research, studies and tests to realistic levels for all medical devices.
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First and foremost, we wish health and happiness through this unprecedented time as the COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on all our personal and professional lives. THAY Medial have been planning and taking the necessary precautions to ensure that testing continues but with the teams’ and participants’ safety taking priority. To ensure everyone’s safety,…
- We are exhibiting at Farmaforum 2020!
THAY Medical will be exhibiting at this years Farmaforum in Madrid, Spain to promote its services. We are excited to be attending this growing international event and we look forward to meet many friends, old and new over the two days of exhibition. Farmaforum is an event focused on the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and cosmetics…