Usability risk assessment during medical device design explained at Biodevices 2019

By | March 4, 2019

Prof. Alice Ravizza featuring UBORA as a resource for safe medical device design

Prof. Alice Ravizza, UBORA consultant, presented at Biodevices 2019 an innovative approach (in fact a methodology) to the promotion of safe-by-design medical devices, in which human errors during the use of medical devices are taken into account along the whole development and medical device life-cycle. UBORA devices, such as the “Palpreast” system for breast cancer detection (University of Pisa) and composite material splints for safe sport practice (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), were featured as safe medical devices, in which usability risk assessment during the design stage has helped to enhance final performance and overall safety. The UBORA e-infrastructure guides medical devices innovators and developers in the safe engineering design of medical devices and motivates them to consider medical device usability and the user environment throughout the development process.