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MeD UD – A process reference model for usability design in medical devices

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dc.contributor.author Flood, Derek
dc.contributor.author Mc Caffery, Fergal
dc.contributor.author Casey, Valentine
dc.contributor.author Regan, Gilbert
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-10T08:44:04Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-10T08:44:04Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3881
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract A critical component to the success of software systems is the incor-poration of the end user. Ensuring that the end user can use the system effec-tively and efficiently is an important consideration. Failure to do this can lead to user error which in turn can have serious or even fatal consequences. To ad-dress this issue in the medical domain, where the risk to patient and user safety is quite high, a number of standards and guidance documents promote the use of Human Factors and Usability Engineering techniques during the develop-ment of devices. In this paper we introduce MeD UD (Medical Device Usabil-ity Design) – A Process Reference Model (PRM) for evaluating usability engi-neering in the medical device domain. Through a process assessment utilising the MeD UD PRM, medical device organisations can improve their usability design processes to achieve more usable products, reduce the risks associated with user errors and efficiently meet the medical device regulatory require-ments. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries First International Conference, SouthCHI 2013 [Human Factors in Computing and Informatics Lecture Notes in Computer Science];7946, pp. 224-239
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39062-3_14
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject usability en_US
dc.subject medical device software en_US
dc.subject process reference model en_US
dc.subject IEC 62366:2007 en_US
dc.title MeD UD – A process reference model for usability design in medical devices en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 07/SK/I1299 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 08/IN.1/I2030 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 10/CE/I1855 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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