SMTL offer the capability to develop, design and undertake usability assessments of medical devices.  Examples of studies SMTL have undertaken include:

  • ISO 80369-6 Usability Assessment
  • Difficult Airway Society funded Bougie assessment

The SMTL is currently developing a usability testing protocol for the evaluation of film dressings in conjunction with NHS Wales clinicians in order to identify key usability characteristics of different products on the market.

If you wish to commission a usability assessment of your medical device or a comparative evaluation then please contact the SMTL and we will be able to arrange an assessment to suit your needs:

Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory, Princess of Wales Hospital, Coity Road, Bridgend, UK, CF31 1RQ.
Tel: +44 (0) 1656 752820
Email: usability@smtl.co.uk
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