Design of Medical Devices: Ergonomics and Human Factors

In the design of medical devices, how the device works for its intended users is one of the most important aspects of the design. Forma pays close attention to ergonomics, anthropometrics, and also cognitive and other human factors issues that impact how users interact with a device.

The design of medical devices that are easy and intuitive to use entails coordinating many different aspects of human perception and information processing. Only by knowing how to use the various elements of design to inform the way people perceive and “read” an object can a medical device be made easy and intuitive.