If your medical device company developed a product under an EUA, you probably want to know what’s next. And even if the EUAs weren’t relevant to you this time around, you’re a smart, forward-thinking leader. You recognize that, unfortunately, another emergency situation could be right around the corner — and you should be prepared.
From a medical device development perspective, the goal of human factors engineering, usability, and user experience activities is the same: To release a product that meets users’ needs in a safe, straightforward, effective, and delightful way.
Consumer health products are simple and affordable home-use medical devices, often involving a service. They are transforming healthcare by migrating functional care from the hospital to the doctor’s office to the patient’s home.
Today’s development standards are different, even for medical devices. Products evolve faster because of improved technology as well as new, more readily available use and safety information. We’ve also come to expect products to be faster to manufacture (to keep up with the speed of innovation), lighter, easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing.
Enter FEA, or finite element analysis. FEA helps the product designer find the balance between a medical device's durability for its expected life, and the above expectations.
Risk management is a crucial aspect of medical device development. You need to account for and mitigate the risks associated with your product early on, so it’s safe for users and passes increasingly stringent FDA requirements.
Medical device designers often overlook accessibility when creating products. Getting a medical device to market is complex, costly, and time consuming — there’s simply no bandwidth to consider accessibility in the midst of an already rigorous process.
No matter what stage of development your medical product is in, Mindflow can help.
MindFlow Design is a leading medical product development firm for Medical, Life Sciences, and Consumer Health Companies and is based in Carlsbad, CA. We aspire to introduce powerful, intuitive healthcare technologies to the world.