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A Guide to Drive Medical Devices Development Through Human Factors Inclusion: Building a Value Proposition for Local Projects

  • Ilse I. Reyes
  • Gloria A. Mendoza Franco
  • Ángel L. Rodríguez MoralesEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 957)

Abstract

A fundamental factor in flourishing societies is being able to provide healthcare access for every person [1]. However, the material resources such as medical equipment and infrastructure available in the public sector of developing countries impose limits to the healthcare services, directly impacting the quality of medical care provided to the population [2]. Therefore, it is crucial to provide tools that promote the development of medical equipment in a local way focused on responding to specific contextual needs. Following the hypothesis that the consideration of user requirements accompanied by socio-cultural context factors can positively impact the effectiveness of medical devices in a specific context, a methodological model based on design thinking tools is proposed to drive human factors inclusion from the conceptual stages of medical devices as the central axis of an innovation process.

Keywords

Medical equipment Human factors Innovation process 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilse I. Reyes
    • 1
  • Gloria A. Mendoza Franco
    • 1
  • Ángel L. Rodríguez Morales
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Posgrado en Diseño Industrial UNAMMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Ángel Luis Rodríguez Morales, Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada, UNAM QuerétaroSantiago de QuerétaroMexico

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