Fighting Children’s Cancer with Rock

We’re proud and honoured to be sponsoring and volunteering at this years Teddy Rock festival, raising money to support a great cause! Teddy Rocks is an amazing story that started in 2011 as a small gig in a pub in Blandford. Just 6 years on, the festival has grown enormously to a full weekend camping…

Emojis in Medical Devices

Technology is everywhere we look today; and with it are recognisable graphics, branding, logos and emoji’s. Anyone with a smartphone, tablet or computer will be familiar with the emoji. Emojis are ideograms, that show facial expressions, symbols and a number of other characteristics. The original meaning of the word emoji comes from the Japanese language.…

Perspectives on Wearable Drug Delivery

A few weeks ago, one of the THAY Medical team presented at the Wearable Drug Delivery conference in London, run by ONdrugDelivery and The Management Forum. Our Managing Director and principal Human Factors Consultant, Greg Thay presented on the human factors involved in wearable drug delivery. The presentation focused on understanding emotion. Primarily because emotions…

Medical and Healthcare Apps – Are they medical devices?

Traditionally, software development for medical devices focuses on machines designed specifically for a medical purpose, from portable infusion pumps to complex and large MRI scanner. Essentially, the software is programmed on a development platform, compiled and deployed to a CPU (Central Processing Unit) with the purpose of converting input commands to hardware functions. In Europe,…

How Much Simulation Detail is Needed?

Right at the start of a usability study there a number of details that should not be overlooked. This is especially true when the study involves specialised user testing under very specific environments. There are project planning questions that can be tricky to answer, in particular – “how much detail should the simulation have?”, and…

Medical Device Design

It is always good when our staff participate in national events, and we are pleased to announce that our Managing Director, Greg Thay, co-presented a workshop for the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) on Medical Device Design. Greg co-presented the one-day workshop with Robin Ellis (Red-Design Ergonomics) and James MacKrill (Dyson School…

THAY Medical Have Moved!

Within a developing company such as THAY Medical it was only time before a new office was needed. Since the 1st of June 2016, THAY Medical can be found at our new office in Winterborne Stickland, Dorset. We are still based in the beautiful country side of Dorset, where we continue to be inspired by…