Medical Instrumentation

Medical Instrumentation

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Two of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of a medical device are its usability and accessibility. This is important not only for health care providers, but also for older patients and users with disabilities or activity limitations. Medical Instrumentation: Accessibility and Usability Considerations focuses on how lack of usability and accessibility pose problems for designers and users of medical devices, and how to overcome these limitations. Divided into five broad sections, the book first addresses the nature and extent of the problem by identifying access barriers, human factors, and policy issues focused on the existing infrastructure. The subsequent sections examine responses to the problem, beginning with tools for usability and accessibility analysis and principles of design for medical instrumentation. Building on this foundation, the third section focuses on recommendations for design guidelines while the fourth section explores emerging trends and future technologies for improving medical device usability. The final section outlines key challenges, knowledge gaps, and recommendations from accomplished experts in the field presented at the recent Workshop on Accessible Interfaces for Medical Instrumentation. Integrating expert perspectives from a wide array of disciplines, Medical Instrumentation traces a clear roadmap for improving accessibility and usability for a variety of stakeholders and provides the tools necessary to follow it.The central question to be answered by the FDA is, aquot;Can the intended users operate the device safely and effectively? ... Merriam Webstera#39;s Dictionary. ... Kaye, R.D., North, R.A., and Peterson, M.K., UPCARE: an analysis and description tool for medical device use problems, Advances in industrial engineering theory, anbsp;...

Title:Medical Instrumentation
Author:Jack M. Winters, Molly Follette Story
Publisher:CRC Press - 2006-10-31


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