Pre-conference Experiential Symposium - 2015 Medical Design Conference

Pre-conference Experiential Symposium

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015
Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation, Tampa, FL (CAMLS)
Registration: IDSA Members - $500 / Nonmembers - $600

The IDSA Experiential Symposium is a special Medical Design Conference supplemental event that aims to provide continuing education for those involved in the design of medical devices. Using the facilities and staff at state-of-the-art CAMLS, participants can expect to be engaged and challenged through a series of five workshops. Each consists of an interactive session teaching participants how to be prepared and interact in clinical studies; explore the requirements for usability assessments involving complex systems which meet the needs of IEC 62366; rigorously conduct contextual inquiry studies in the most demanding environments; and apply sound ergonomic principles in design.

Workshop 1:

10:00am-12:00pm
(Choose one)

Hands-on Operating Room Experience: Interactive Animal Lab
Mary Beth Privitera, IDSA, University of Cincinnati


Participants will be guided through laparoscopic cholecystectomy and gastric sleeve procedures. Through experiential learning—explore anatomy, physiology and surgical techniques. Don gloves and show off your surgical skills. During the development process, studies are required to be performed on each of the new product concepts with a...read more.

Contextual Usability Study of Teams Workshop: Robotic Assisted Surgery—da Vinci Case Study
Sean Hägen, IDSA, BlackHägen Design and Merrick Kossack, Intuitive Surgical


Devices requiring a team of users working concurrently, present unique challenges for usability design in the medical space—ranging from collecting design inputs from contextual inquiry, to co-creation, to usability testing. This workshop will present methodologies for developing usability studies in the context of a robotic-assisted laparoscopic procedure...read more.

12:00-1:00pm 

Lunch

Workshop 2

1:00-3:00pm
(Choose one)

Contextual Inquiry Workshop: Emergency Department
Mary Beth Privitera, IDSA, University of Cincinnati


Conducting a contextual inquiry (CI) study on emergent patient conditions is a unique challenge, presenting a chaotic, rugged and difficult atmosphere. This workshop will teach participants how to conduct a CI study in the hospital environment and through simulation, how to observe and analyze a gunshot victim. Participants can expect to learn CI fundamentals presented in AAMI TIR 51, which serves as the foundation of a robust human factors program in medical design.

Contextual Inquiry Workshop: Simulation Scenario-Interventional Cardiology

Sean Hägen, IDSA, BlackHägen Design


Conducting a contextual inquiry study in the tight confines of a catheter lab has unique challenges. Participants learn the fundamentals presented in AAMI TIR 51 on contextual inquiry in the classroom, which serves as the foundation of a robust usability design program in medical design. Participants then will apply their newfound knowledge and demonstrate their methods in a high fidelity simulation of a catheter procedure that transitions into an emergent open heart procedure...read more.

Workshop 3:

3:00-5:00pm
(All attendees)

The Human Hand: Five Human Factors of Medical Product Design
Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA, Metaphase


More than 95 percent of all the products we interface with daily involve the use of our hands in some way. We use this anatomic “tool” to pull, twist, grip, pinch, move, steer, hold, squeeze, turn, lift, scratch, slide, tighten, bend, tap and open, among other things. But how do we intuitively know which grip to use; how many...read more.