User-centric development, optimised route to market
Taking a product from idea to market is tough enough. Going back to the drawing board mid-way through a development programme – or worse, after launch – is even tougher, as redesigns and recalls are costly and time-consuming.
That’s why user-centred design is fundamental to the success of product development projects and why primary research with your end-users should be incorporated early in the process and revised throughout.
Our engineers and designers have decades of experience in various sectors. Their technical skills and understanding of applying user-centric methodologies in the development process will help ensure that you accelerate time to market, minimise risk, and keep greater control over costs.
Products that meet user requirements and industry regulations
User-centred design helps to identify what people might want from a finished product and how they could interact with it. It includes gathering input from end users and industry experts, competitor research, and a review of the relevant regulatory requirements, to create a specification that’s the perfect fit for the product, user, and environment.
By incorporating this understanding into your product design and development programme, we can help you create products that meet stakeholder expectations, user requirements, and industry regulations.
After more than 20 years of creating products, we are well-versed in integrating human factors into development programmes, not only to improve their efficiency but also to meet the submission requirements for technical files.
Maximised product functionality, greater market differentiation
Accessing our expertise in user-centred design which includes primary research, usability engineering and human factors leads to:
- Lower risk of project delays, product redesigns, and post-launch recalls
- Maximised product functionality and enhanced user experience
- Reduced overall programme cost
- Faster time to market
- Greater market differentiation
- Confidence your product matches stakeholder expectations
- Assurance that it satisfies market requirements
- Compliance with usability standards and industry regulations
- The freedom to innovate
- A higher chance of commercial success
A pragmatic approach for solving your usability challenges
Most products are used by a wide range of people, and in the case of medical devices, this often means they are used in pressurised and stressful situations.
So, integrating usability engineering and human factors into your product development programme can be the difference between the success or failure of your project. That’s why it’s integral to our product development process (and why we combine both areas of expertise on all products).
We also provide three other areas of expertise that are part of the entire concept-to-manufacture process: software engineering, electronics engineering, and mechanical engineering. You can work with our individual specialist teams and use each one as a standalone service, or combine them to make a more holistic, integrated package.
Safe, effective, and compliant medical devices
The eg technology approach to user-centred design, usability engineering and human factors in MedTech is to ensure safe and effective use through analysis and user testing in accordance with IEC 62366.
Our human factors engineers understand the usability process required by the relevant standards and regulatory bodies to ensure that medical devices are demonstrably safe and effective.
To read more, download our ebook: User-Centred Design – the key to successfully developing medical devices.
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“I had the privilege to work with the eg team, albeit for a short period of time. We had requested a review of our design which the eg team did diligently and highlighted key areas for design updates. It is wonderful to meet a company who not only understand how to design products that address patient safety but are also able to communicate the design thinking behind it. I look forward to working with eg again in the future.”CNS Therapy, AGMarc Mathys, President
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