User Evaluation in the Absence of User Data with Platform Devices
Medical Product Outsourcing
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Human factors studies are essential to identify and eliminate any risks posed by drug delivery devices to the intended user. This, in turn, helps create user-centered designs that encourage patient adherence. In this article, our Human Factors Engineering Manager, Finola Austin, shares insights into the importance of having test participants that reflect real end-users of the device and how targeted testing creates confidence in the results and their applicability to the wider user population.