Designers Aid for Infusion Pumps to Minimize User Error

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$437,810.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
1 R43 CA65419-1,
Award Id:
24933
Agency Tracking Number:
24933
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
901 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Susan Fischer
(805) 966-6157
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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