Use-centred design of medical and health care technology: a pilot study of field tests as a development tool
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

The purpose of the project described in the paper was to develop a process through which users, staff as well as patients, can be involved in field evaluations of medical and health-care technology. Interviews with different stakeholders and the experiences from four case studies have led to the following conclusions: Users have the potential to act as active evaluators rather than passive subjects or participants only. However, user involvement in field evaluations must be supported by a formation of facilitators or ‘door openers’ to the health-care organization, moderators enhancing the dialogue between developers and users, and mentors for the users acting as evaluators.

user involvement

medical devices

product evaluation

user-centred product development

user-centred design

user-developer collaboration


MariAnne Karlsson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Pontus Wallgren

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors

Lena E. Larsson

Lena Pareto

Ulrika Lundh Snis

Bo Berndtsson

Lars Svensson

International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology

1752-6418 (ISSN) 1752-6426 (eISSN)

Vol. 5 1 11-28


Annan maskinteknik

Medicinsk laboratorie- och mätteknik


Innovation och entreprenörskap

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