The Human Factors of PPE

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…

Adding more expertise to the family!

We are excited to announce the new arrival of Isobelle Wong (Above Left) to the THAY Medical team as a Junior Human Factors Engineer. Having just finished University, Isobelle brings a Psychology background to the team to enable us to focus further on the cognitive human factors that are increasingly important to understand. She has…

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.…

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…