Serious Medication Error Reminds Us of the Value of Testing

Last week, 15 Syrian children died after receiving measles vaccines. In what appears to have been a medication error, a muscle relaxant was used as the diluent to reconstitute the powder form of the measles vaccine, instead of the normal diluent (probably saline). Read more

Will Apple’s Watch Make Medical History?

The wearables market got a big jolt this past month with the release of Apple’s new Watch. It’s just called Watch, by the way, not iWatch—because that would be creepy. Read more

Feeling Good about Getting Well

Sitting cross-legged on the floor and staring at the textless Ikea instructions in my hands, I wonder how I'm supposed to assemble this entire desk using only an Allen key. I’m no carpenter–how can I possibly be doing this right? Read more

Stephen Wilcox Co-Writes Article on Human Factors Engineering

Is the awakening over? Has the medical industry finally come to embrace the benefits of human factors engineering…? In a word, the answer is “yes.” In more than a word, the answer is “not entirely.” In an article in INNOVATION’s summer 2014 issue, Michael Wiklund (of Wiklund Research & Design) and Stephen Wilcox, FIDSA, argue that human factors is a tool not only for evaluating a product’s. Read more

Steve Wilcox and Carmella Lee to Present at Inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference

Design Science is happy to announce that we will be participating in the inaugural 2014 IDSA Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem. Read more

Pioneers and Engineers: the Evolving Field of Human Factors Engineering

The landscape of the medical device industry is transforming. As the tide of technological change reshapes how people interact with their devices, human factors engineers face the task of evolving with the industry. Read more

Medical Packaging Travels to the Land of Human Factors

What does a user do if his medication is child-proofed, but his illness causes him to have the dexterity of a child? Read more

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