The Human Factors Engineering (HFE) process is based on user studies to identify risks and improve the device design accordingly. HFE also considers competence and user satisfaction to be equally important in ensuring patients’ adherence to their treatment. Verifying both a safe and user-friendly device eventually relies on a combination of very different factors, ranging from functional to more perceptive parameters such as overall ergonomics or daily-use adaptability.
Human factors studies in the development of a new nasal delivery device
This case study illustrates how both device performance and design can improve the reliability of drug delivery