|Carolina Chapter of the HFES|
Next Meeting- Friday, May 17 at 12:30 PM -- Lunch at Noon
Speaker: Dr. Arathi Sethumadhavan, Senior Human Factors Scientist at Medtronic Corporation
Abstract: Advancements in technology and increase in system complexity have made it critical for medical
device manufacturers to design products that minimize use error that would lead to user or patient harm. In
addition to improving safety, integrating human factors engineering very early into the product development
lifecycle also helps to maximize product effectiveness by facilitating ease of learning and ease of use as well
as speeds time to market by identifying usability issues early in the product development cycle. I will discuss
"human factors" as the buzzword in the health care industry, how human factors can be integrated into an
organization's product development process, and a case study of how conducting human factors research early in
the product development lifecycle helps to gain insights about the user population, user workflow, and usage
environment, that can influence product design.
Upcoming Events for 2013
Note: For evening events, location will be posted as finalized. Most events start with attendee introductions, chapter news, social time and food. Following a meal, presentations are given from 7-8 PM.
All HF/Usability types are welcome as well as individuals from complementary professional groups (IIE, SME, APA, AAOHN, etc.) Please join us for an enjoyable time.
If there are questions or ideas for other events, please contact our HFES.CAR email or Anne McLaughlin, our President.
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