Free On-Demand Webinar: September 22, 2022

Usability Testing: Why can’t we get it right?

Usability testing (a.k.a. human factors or ergonomics) has become the rule rather than the exception for most regulated medical devices.

In fact, FDA has published at least six guidance documents involving usability or human factors for medical devices and combination products since 2016. Regrettably, for many in this industry usability testing has become nothing more than a tick-box on a form!

Yet, in spite of these usability requirements (or perhaps because of them), we continue to experience significant user related problems with many important medical devices – why? And these problems are often not discovered until after the device is FDA cleared or approved and on the market – why?

This webinar will not take the typical approach to usability testing. In his signature style, Dr. Michael Drues will use actual devices as case studies to take a critical look at the way we do usability testing today and ask the seemingly simple question: does what we do make sense? Register for free today!

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M.Drues webinar 9-22-22
Specifically, this webinar cover:
  • What is usability testing and more importantly, why is it important?

  • Why is usability testing the rule rather than the exception? Was it always this way?

  • Does usability differ for devices used by patients vs. devices used by healthcare professionals?

  • How does usability differ pre-market vs. post market?

  • How can we do usability testing better while still ticking the regulatory boxes?

  • What are the usability challenges in the future (i.e., personalized devices) and how do we meet them?

Who Should Attend?

Geared for both experienced medical device professionals as well as those new to the industry, personnel working in the following disciplines will find this webinar particularly useful:

  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals

  • QA/QC Personnel

  • Design and Development Engineers and Technicians

  • Product and Product Development Management

  • Medical Device Executives

  • Scientists

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Hosted by

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Presenter: Mike Drues

President, Vascular Sciences

Jon Speer
Moderator: Jon Speer

Founder, Greenlight Guru


About Vascular Sciences

Vascular Sciences has been conducting seminars specifically geared toward medical device design, development and testing since 1996. These seminars have been requested by companies ranging in size from start-up to fortune 100 companies, the European Patent Office and the FDA Centers for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). Visit their website to learn more.


About Greenlight Guru

Greenlight Guru is the only Medical Device Success Platform (MDSP) for companies to bring new products to market faster while simplifying regulatory compliance and reducing risk. Being the only industry specific, cloud-based software, Greenlight Guru is easier to implement, easier to use and designed to fit all medical device needs to enable innovative, safe and effective, True Quality medical devices. Visit our homepage to learn more.

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