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Human Factors and Usability Engineering 

17th October 2023

Why are Human Factors so Important to the Development of HealthTech Products and Services?

The application of Human Factors, or Usability Engineering processes, into the development of medical devices leads to safer and more intuitive products. It also facilitates the regulatory approvals process. This helps to accelerate the adoption and spread of innovative medical technologies. This course will provide a “how to” guide, covering planning and implementation of usability studies, as well as designing and conducting Formative Evaluations and Summative Testing.

Next course: 17 October 2023 – 14.00-15.30



This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • What is Human Factors?
  • Why do it?
  • When to do it?
  • How does this align with the Medical Device Regulations?
  • What is IEC 62366-1?
  • How is it different from a clinical trial?
  • What is involved?
  • What sample size is needed?


Anyone who is involved in developing new healthcare technologies and products, be it as an entrepreneur, clinician, academic, funder or commissioner, including professionals with an interest in/working in:

  • Sales and marketing
  • Business development
  • Product development
  • Research & development
  • Technology transfer



Industry Fees: £45 + VAT per participant

Public Sector: £25 + VAT per participant

Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis.




Chris Warwick, Senior Consultant, Health Tech Enterprise

Chris’ experience includes developing a prototype sensor for use by the water industry where he conducted research and explored methods to help overcome market entry barriers. He also has nearly twenty years’ commercial experience in customer facing roles, including ten years in a consultative account management role for a high tech IT company.

Mr Joop Tanis, Director of MedTech Consulting, Health Tech Enterprise

Joop’s career has spanned clinical, managerial, social investment and consulting roles through which he has developed an in depth understanding of the interplay between clinical care, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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