On Thursday, March 21, 2013, GfK User Centric’s Korey Johnson will lend his expertise on medical device human factors research and how it impacts final device design as well as 510(k) submission. The panel discussion will be presented during the American Society for Quality (ASQ) section meeting in Lake Barrington, Illinois.
During his presentation, Johnson will discuss how medical device product development processes and lifecycles can be shaped to meet human factors engineering standards in order to achieve validation. He will also emphasize the importance of conducting sound exploratory research and describe how to apply those research findings to ensure safe and effective use of medical devices for intended user populations.
As Associate Director of GfK User Centric, Johnson focuses primarily on designing programs of research for medical device manufacturers, providing guidance throughout all stages of development. GfK User Centric specializes in usability verification and validation for medical devices, as well as use-FMEAs that help identify risks based on simulated use.
Both member and non-members are welcome to attend the event. For more information about the meeting and networking dinner, visit http://www.asq1212.org/meeting-venue-schedule/.
The American Society for Quality is a leading quality improvement organization and a knowledge-based global community of quality experts with a passion to improve themselves and their world. For more information about ASQ, visit http://www.asq.org.
Can’t attend the meeting? Korey Johnson will discuss medical device human factors research in an upcoming GfK webinar, “Medical Device Human Factors: Catching Up to the FDA,” on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 11AM CDT. To register, visit /gfk-events.