Designers Aid for Infusion Pumps to Minimize User Error

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1 R43 CA65419-1,
Agency Tracking Number: 24933
Amount: $437,810.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
901 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Susan Fischer
 (805) 966-6157
Business Contact
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Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This research evaluates the feasibility of a computer-based design tool for I.V. infusion pumpmanufacturers that mitigates user error associated with cancer, infection, or AIDS related treatment.Phase I has three aims. The first is to establish a typology of user errors associated with major pumpfunctions understood by the user. The second aim is to determine the functional requirements of anerror-mitigating tool through focus group meetings with infusion pump design teams. The third aim isto determine whether the information collected in the first two aims indicate that a computer-aidederror-mitigating design tool is feasible. The research is innovative in its attempt to develop acomputer-aided system that promotes user-centered design and error prevention.

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