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Smaller Medical devices and User-Centered Design

Increasing healthcare costs have been one of the main components in the miniaturization of medical devices. Much like employees who telecommute, patients are now being treated in their homes more and more. The User Interface systems for these devices will need to consider a patient and technician-centered approach as well as clinician-centered, with the user experience encompassing both types of users. With patients having more avenues to health information than ever before, home medical devices that connect patients with their physicians may soon become standard.

Posted in 2013