HomeLab researchers presented a workshop on the needs and challenges of translating medical devices into the home using a systems engineering approach. Bringing medical devices into older adults’ homes can provide benefits such as supporting aging in place and reducing hospital visits and healthcare expenses. However, introducing medical devices into the home can present challenges in that the devices will be operated in a non-healthcare environment by non-healthcare professionals. This workshop discussed opportunities for home medical device design and constraints from a human systems engineering perspective.
Harley, L. & Fausset, C. (2013). Realizing aging in place: Bringing medical devices into the home. AAMI 2013. Long Beach, CA.