CCG with “Bistas Largas/Long Views” on medical devices

The second session of the event “BISTAS LARGAS – PARA VER MAIS DO QUE O ÓBVIO”, dedicated to Regulation / Certification of Medical Devices, was held on September 21 at Casa do Infante, in Oporto.

The CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica – was present in this session by its domain of applied research PIU – Perception Interaction and Usability.

This event was organized by CINTESIS – Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias e Serviços de Saúde, with the support of ScaleUp Porto, in partnership with Fraunhofer Portugal/MDevNet.

A very diverse panel of medical device experts and their certification was successfully gathered at this event.

CCG in the roundtable of “Bistas Largas/Long Views”

Carlos Silva, Coordinator of the applied research domain PIU, participated in this roundtable, bringing the perspective of the importance of usability studies during the development of a new medical device.

According to the researcher of the CCG: “… The worst possible outcome for a new medical device is its withdrawal from the market due to errors of use and medical incidents. The best way to avoid these problems is to caution them, putting some effort into usability studies and human factors during the development process.”

Carlos Silva is the author of the scientific paper “A Use Error Taxonomy for Improving Human-Machine Interface Design in Medical Devices“.

Usability studies during the development of a new device have gained increasing relevance following the latest changes to European legislation for medical device certification.

Carlos Silva in session 2 of “BISTAS LARGAS – PARA VER MAIS DO QUE O ÓBVIO”, photos by CINTESIS