Human Factors Components of Invasive Medical Devices in Non-clinical Environments

  • Joshua GrayEmail author
  • Najmedin MeshkatiEmail author
  • Glenn TakataEmail author
  • Mary LawlorEmail author
  • Andrew ImadaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1205)


The National Research Council’s Healthcare Comes Home Report encourages system engineering involvement in homecare research and development to provide medical device designers information on demands associated with homecare and the capabilities needed for non-clinical caregivers to perform successfully The objective of this study was to develop invasive therapy evaluation techniques with human factors considerations for pediatric medical devices, specifically home parenteral nutrition and home mechanical ventilation, to minimize undesirable outcomes in non-clinical settings. The method used was the case study approach to qualitative research through expert interviews, environmental observations and document review data collection methods as well as cross-case themes analysis. This discussion reviews the rated impact of human factors consideration on the safety and effectiveness outcomes of invasive therapy devices use on pediatric patients in non-clinical environment.


Human factors Medical devices Invasive therapy Parenteral nutrition Mechanical ventilation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Human Factors and Ergonomics Society AtlantaAtlantaUSA

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