Enhancing Adherence to Self-Injection Regimens by Connected Devices

Many patients do not stick to their autoinjector regimens, which can lead to poor health outcomes. As Craig Baker, Executive Vice-President at Noble, explains, there are many reasons why this is the case such as patients forgetting or insufficient communication during the training sessions. To tackle the problem, Noble has recently launched the AdereIT [...]

Connecting the Dots to Connected Health

As the mHealth market grows, the industry prepares to optimize digital opportunities. Measuring easily quantifiable data is one of the keys to better health. Therefore, the future belongs to digestible, embedded, and wearable sensors that work like a thin e-skin. These sensors will measure all important health parameters and vital signs —for example, temperature, [...]

Considering Human Factors And Training In Medical Device Design

The patient has become the end user when it comes to many types of medical technology, and that trend is likely to continue with the rise of mobile health (mHealth), remote patient monitoring, and other healthcare industry drivers. As a result, the human factor is becoming increasingly important in the design of next-generation medical [...]

Educating Patients on Self-administered Drug Injections

With the time and resources invested in developing and evaluating new drugs through clinical trials, the reality is much of a new treatment's success is dependent on patients' ability to comprehend and adhere to the instructions for use (IFU) supplied by the manufacturer and approved by the FDA.  Read More > [...]

Multisensory Training and Smart Devices for Improving Pulmonary Drug Delivery

In this article, Craig Baker, Executive Vice-President, Noble, highlights the importance of device training in the effective treatment of diseases for which inhaler-delivered therapeutics are prescribed. He outlines recent advances in training techniques and the emergence of smart devices with training and error reporting functionality built in. 

Building in Education – Multisensory Training for Patients

As FDA works to ensure medical device safety and effectiveness, the agency is urging manufacturers to utilize human factors engineering during product design. After all, FDA’s Quality System Regulation on Design Controls “implies” the need for human factors, pointed out Molly Follette Story of FDA’s CDRH/ODE in a June 2012 Webinar with RAPS. And [...]