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Scaling and Conducting Use-Related Risk Analysis (URRA)

Webinar attendees learn how to conduct appropriately scaled URRAs as well as hear tips and tricks our experts use to increase effectiveness.

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Watch now: Scaling and conducting Use-Related Risk Analysis (URRA)

Discover how design must align with the users’ cognitive and physical capabilities (and limitations), as well as standard workflows to produce safe and satisfying outcomes when designing robotic healthcare technology.

Webinar date 

Oct. 13, 2022


Yvonne Limpens, managing human factors specialist
Petra Boeree, senior human factors specialist


Human Factors Specialists Yvonne Limpens and Petra Boeree present this month’s HFR&D webinar, “Considerations for Scaling and Conducting Use-Related Risk Analyses Effectively”.

Learning objectives:
  • How to recognize appropriately scaled URRAs.
  • Various considerations, e.g., granularity, that aid in conducting URRAs effectively.
  • How to effectively scale and conduct your own device-specific URRAs.

Importantly, the presenters share their insights on various considerations — e.g., device-specific vs. device-agnostic risks, repetitive functionality and granularity — that can then serve to accelerate URRA efforts and avoid time-consuming rework.

About the presenters:

Yvonne Limpens, M.S., Managing Human Factors Specialist

Yvonne Limpens is a managing human factors specialist with Emergo by UL’s Human Factors Research & Design (HFR&D) team based in Utrecht, Netherlands. She has been with the team since 2013 and has experience delivering human factors engineering (HFE) services to the medical device, pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment industries. Limpens leads and oversees research activities and helps customers develop key HFE documents for their design history files. Furthermore, she advises and trains customers on how to apply HFE during product development to meet regulators’ expectations. Limpens holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial design and a master’s in human technology interaction, both from Eindhoven University of Technology (NL).

Petra Boeree, M.S., Senior Human Factors Specialist

Petra Boeree is a senior human factors specialist on Emergoby UL’s Human Factors Research & Design (HFR&D) team. She has been with the team since 2019 and has experience delivering HFE services to the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Boeree leads and oversees various human factors research activities. She routinely develops use-related risk analyses and test protocols, conducts usability tests, analyzes data and develops reports that satisfy regulators’ expectations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in applied psychology from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, and a master’s in applied cognitive psychology from Leiden University (NL).


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