In our previous post in this series, we noted that it’s key to think through how the device or human-machine interface (HMI) will be used and for what purpose. From there, designers must consider how the marriage of mechanical engineering and design engineering can...
It’s important to understand why design can have a significant impact on the development of the perfect machine – and the perfect user interface. Many product engineers approach building a new machine or device primarily from a mechanical, functional point of view....
Building a new product or machine is a nontrivial undertaking. If the manufacturer wants to be successful, they have to consider a dizzying array of factors and make countless design decisions. Then, each and every one of those decisions must support the underlying...
Healthcare providers have never needed exemplary infection control more than they have this year. COVID-19 is more infectious than even the flu and has resulted in more hospitalizations, according to Healthline. As medical providers struggle to meet the need for...
Infection control in healthcare environments is critical to patient safety and producing good health outcomes, but it’s also all-too-often harder than it needs to be. That’s particularly true when it comes to medical equipment that is difficult or even impossible to...
Most medical groups likely underestimate the cleanliness of their portable medical equipment (PME), thanks to overly lax policies and/or policies not being followed. Chetan Jinadatha, MD, MPH, chief of infectious diseases at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care...
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