Human factors engineering entails advocating on behalf of the end users and making sure that products are safe and effective, as well as a joy to use and to interact with. (Image: laufer/AdobeStock)

Patients are more likely to adhere to their treatment plans when drug-delivery devices are user-friendly. So, what can device developers do to ensure safety but also provide a positive user experience? Using human factors engineering, developers can design features to prevent errors and contribute to the successful use of the device.

On this episode of Here's an Idea™, Jeff Morang, Director of Human Factors Engineering at BlackHägen Design, explains what designers need to know about human factors for combination devices.

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