Competitive Comparison Study

Recently THAY Medical performed a competitive comparison human factors study. What is this you may say? Actually, it is quite self-explanatory. The words tell you it is about comparing something against another, and it is competitive in nature, meaning that the products being compared are similar, and finally that you are evaluating the human factors…

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IEC 62366-1 and IEC 62366-2 Release

At last! It has been a long time in the running, but IEC have recently released IEC 62366-1 and 62366-2, which supercede the IEC/ISO 62366 standard. These documents in this standard continue to cover the application of usability engineering to medical devices. It builds upon the existing standard to bring more harmony between the requirements…

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Testing Pen Injectors

When developing a pen injector (or injection pen as also commonly known), it is prudent to understand the performance of the device from a clinical perspective. ISO have a standard that details suitable methods for determining the dose accuracy of a pen injector, and this standard is called ISO 11608: “Needle based injection systems for…

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Usability with Turn Dials

Just recently a colleague had mentioned to me that he had lost two of his best (and most expensive) shirts as they had been severely shrunk in the washing machine. He joked that the current size would probably have fitted him 20 years ago. This was the outcome of a simple mistake, he had set…

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Med-Tech Innovation Show

THAY Medical were proud to have taken part in the Med-Tech Innovation Exhibition, which took place on 28th and 29th April 2015 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK. For those who don’t know, the Med-Tech Innovation Exhibition is one of the largest medical device events to take place in the UK. The exhibitors were from…

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Parkinson’s Disease Study

When it comes to evaluating patients who have a degenerative condition, it is never straight-forward to predict what the outcomes of any research or evaluation will be. With Parkinson’s disease, there are the ethical, moral and safety considerations that may greatly affect the data generated from an evaluation – especially in a human factors/usability study. People…

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