Andrea Dwyer is an Associate Research Director with Emergo by UL’s Human Factors Research & Design team, and has been with the team for 10 years. A board-certified human factors professional, Ms Dwyer leads research activities required to meet regulators’ expectations for applying human factors engineering during medical device development. She frequently conducts workshops, speaks at industry events and advises clients on how to implement human factors engineering in the medical device development process. Ms Dwyer is co-author of “Medical Device Use Error – Root Cause Analysis.” She holds a BS in human factors and an MS in engineering management, both from Tufts University (Medford and Somerville, MA, US).
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.