MEDICAL DEVICE DESIGN STRATEGY FOR A CONNECTED FUTURE
Jabil Healthcare's Michael Kiely, Laura Marsden, Peter Stringer, and David Boyle discuss the design challenges at the electromechanical interface and encourage manufacturers to adopt a standardised approach for connecting medical devices to the cloud.
George I’ons discusses the challenges developing connected devices presents to key market stakeholders when it comes to successful rollout and implementation. Additionally, he considers the perspectives of these market players, as well as the patients themselves, with respect to how connected drug delivery devices can help them to better achieve their desired outcomes.
HOW LONG CAN YOU HOLD THE DEVICE AGAINST THE SKIN? INSIGHTS FROM AN EMPIRICAL STUDY USING HAND-HELD AUTOINJECTORS
Andreas Schneider summarises recent empirical work investigating the ability of users of hand-held devices to complete longer injection times effectively. The study provides insights into the effects of injection duration on the force exerted by the user to hold the device against the injection site.
Allison Strochlic and Andrea Dwyer discuss the often overlooked aspect of a combination product user interface: the packaging. With a specific look at injection devices, the authors cover how to perform proper human factors testing of a combination product’s packaging, and the advantages doing so can confer to a project.