‘Thinking Human’ by Julian Dixon features in pharmaceuticals magazine
Team Consulting's Director of Human Factors, Julian Dixon, has had an article published in industry journal, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer. Julian’s article discusses how, through small-scale studies and human factor analysis, better inhalers can be developed that are simple and easy to use.
Team Consulting's reputation as experts in medical device development has been further evidenced by the company's Director of Human Factors, Julian Dixon, who has had an article published in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Packing Sourcer (PMPS) magazine’s Inhalation Technology Supplement, on the subject of ‘Thinking Human‘.
Team Consulting, based in Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, works globally with pharmaceutical companies to develop medical devices. As Team's Director of Human Factors, Julian's human factors department (also known as the study of ergonomics) is concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system. Julian's article discusses how through small-scale studies and human factor analysis, better inhalers can be developed that are simple and easy to use.
As medical device companies strive to make their products more user-friendly, it becomes clear that listening to the end user is an important part of the process. It is important to look at the human factors (HF) perspective and how it might contribute to future advancements in both medical devices and technology.
HF perspectives promote the argument that it is better to achieve a large population using a system well enough, than to have a small population employing it perfectly.
Julian has worked on a large number of drug delivery device development projects, predominantly in the respiratory and parenteral sectors. He has fulfilled a range of consultancy roles for clients including HF, facilitation, decision support and technical problem solving.
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Team Consulting is a multi-award winning medical device design consultancy serving a global client base from a 13th century barn in the Cambridge countryside. We design innovative and competitive devices to meet the needs of both patients and healthcare professionals. Working closely with our clients we apply our expertise and experience in industrial design, engineering, human factors and industrialisation to deliver medical products from early concept through to commercial launch.