As part of FDA approval, a new medical device must follow guidelines for “Human Factors,” which address design and encompass usability and ergonomics. Because medical devices are so diverse, manufacturers often struggle to understand how the guidelines apply to their own product. At this talk, Dr. Russell Branaghan, Founder/President at Research Collective will describe strategies to help companies (1) improve their time to market and overall design through early implementation of human factors, and (2) pass their human factors validation test for FDA clearance.
Where & When
Room 212, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th St., San Francisco)
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:00 - 5:30 pm: Networking
5:30 - 6:30 pm: Talk and Q&A
About the Speaker
Dr. Russell J. Branaghan serves as Founder/President at Research Collective, a Human Factors research firm, specializing in medical devices and healthcare technologies. Russ also serves as Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University and is a Visiting Professor of Human Factors in the Master of Product Design and Development Program at Northwestern. Before forming Research Collective, Russ spent 15 years in industry as Sr. Human Factors Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, an Advisory Human Factors Engineer at IBM and held leadership positions at Fitch, Big Red Rooster and Lextant.