MDD to MDR compliance for Usability and Human Factors

In approximately one years’ time, the European Medical Device Regulation 2017/45/EC (MDR) becomes enforced upon medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical organisations. With this regulation coming into force, there is requirement for these companies to ensure that the usability and human factors evidence is relevant and to a level that satisfies the revised Essential Requirements. And…

Fighting Children’s Cancer with Rock Music

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…

Designing Usable Medical Devices for Home Use

I live at home with my family, a number of pets and luckily for myself and my family, very few medical devices. But as I age, I expect to be bringing home from hospitals and pharmacies more home-use medical devices – especially if hospital care is shifting towards home-based treatments and rehabilitation. This I do…

Linking Market Research to Usability and Human Factors

Often within organisations, the Marketing function and the Research and Development functions act collaboratively to define the opportunity space for the next product. Market research is often performed at the very front end of the development process – to define the need, quantify its purpose, return on investment, and to ensure the organisation understands what…