Richard Featherstone

Richard Featherstone is Research Director, Human Factors Research & Design, Emergo by UL, and previously Managing Director of Medical Device Usability Limited, a specialist human factors consultancy that works exclusively with new and emerging medical technologies. He has been designing and conducting human factors studies for over 10 years, and his experience includes a wide range of drug delivery technologies including inhalers, auto-injectors, nasal sprays and associated devices such as tele-health systems. He and the MDU team regularly test in the US, UK, Europe and Australia and undertake formative and summative testing for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as small start-ups. Based in Cambridge, Richard set up and grew MDU into one of Europe’s largest specialist medical HF consultancies. Over 10 years of testing has meant that Richard has built a considerable body of knowledge of the practical aspects of designing, undertaking and reporting of both types of testing.

  • Next: 5-6 Jun 2024 Classroom
  • Also: 17-20 Sep 2024 Live online
  • Also: 5-6 Dec 2024 Live online

Human Factors and Usability Engineering in the Development of Drug Delivery Products

Live online, Classroom

Applying HF and usability to comply with the MDR. This two-day workshop has been designed specifically for product developers who want to incorporate human factors testing into their product development, or need to provide the regulators with specific usability data for their device.

  • 12 CPD hours Focused
  • Presented by Richard Featherstone