Mar 15, 2018

UL’s Human Factors Engineering (HFE) practice will conduct a new seminar on HFE strategies and approaches for medical device manufacturers on May 31, 2018 in Denmark.

The half-day seminar, hosted by Danish medical technology trade group Medicoindustrien, will be presented by Michael Wiklund, General Manager at UL Wiklund.

Topics covered by the HFE seminar

With an overall focus on helping medical device companies apply HFE to their product design and development processes with more efficiency and effectiveness, the seminar will address the following issues:

  • Establishing in-house HFE teams versus outsourcing to third-party specialists
  • Whether to use in-house HFE staff or consultants to conduct summative usability tests
  • Considerations for investing in learning tools such as user manuals, quick reference guides and online simulations
  • Determining how many rounds of formative usability testing are necessary
  • Buying versus renting a usability test laboratory
  • Where to place an HFE team in an organizational hierarchy
  • Determining how much user research is necessary to develop a global product

Target audience

The seminar has been developed for medical technology professionals already familiar with HFE principles and who are seeking strategies to refine their approaches to HFE and usability. Those engaged in the following HFE-related activities will find the seminar relevant:

  • User research
  • Hazard and task analysis
  • Use-related risk analysis
  • User interface design
  • Usability testing
  • HFE-related quality management and clinical affairs

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


  • Stewart Eisenhart