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Cognition's Human Factors Engineering Class: The Experience

A few weeks ago, Cognition held a two day, 16 hour, Human Factors class titled “Human Factors Engineering for Medical Devices: Best Practices and Regulatory Requirements” lead by Ed Israelski. He is an independent Human Factors consultant specializing in medical device design, evaluation and regulatory submissions. He is co-convener of both JWG4 and MT 25 with IEC and ISO in developing international HF medical standards including IEC 62366. Ed is past co-chair of the AAMI Human Factors Engineering committee, which develops HF standards for medical devices, e.g. HE-75. He has worked as a systems engineer, product manager, market researcher, industrial/organizational psychologist as well as a human factors engineer. He was technical manager of the human factors systems group at Lucent Technologies - Bell Labs, formerly AT&T. Later he was director of HF for SBC/Ameritech for telecommunications products. In 2000, he became chief technology officer at Human Factors International, a user interface design and consulting firm in information technology.

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