Mar 23, 2018

A workshop session at the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care will provide insights into conducting residual risk analyses for summative usability tests for medical devices.

The HFE workshop, “You’re Not Done Yet – Conducting a Residual Risk Analysis After a Summative Usability Test,” is designed to help manufacturers analyze residual use-related risks as an essential part of the product development process.

The symposium, which is produced by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), will be held in Boston on March 26-28, 2018. The workshop takes place March 28, 2018 at 1:30-5:30pm Eastern US time. The presenters will discuss strategies for:HFES 2018

  • gathering evidence to facilitate residual risk assessment,
  • performing a thorough analysis, and
  • writing clear and compelling residual risk commentaries.

Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to discuss residual risk challenges they face in their own product development efforts. Workshop presenters will include Michael Wiklund, Erin Davis, and Andrea Dwyer of UL Wiklund.

The workshop’s target audience is product designers, engineers, and researchers; regulatory and human factors consultants; and medical device, pharma, and health care companies.

Read more about medical device HFE, design, and usability on the UL Wiklund website.

Related medical device HFE information:

  • HFE and usability testing for medical devices
  • Whitepaper: US FDA usability studies for medical devices


  • Kate Jablonski