Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-6: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral standard: Usability
|Publication Date:||1 July 2020|
|ICS Code (Medical equipment in general):||11.040.01|
This International Standard specifies a PROCESS for a MANUFACTURER to analyse, specify, develop and evaluate the USABILITY, as it relates to BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of MEDICAL ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT.
This USABILITY ENGINEERING PROCESS assesses and mitigates RISKS caused by USABILITY problems associated with CORRECT USE and USE ERRORS, i.e., NORMAL USE. It can be used to identify but does not assess or mitigate RISKS associated with ABNORMAL USE.
If the USABILITY ENGINEERING PROCESS detailed in this collateral standard has been complied with, then the USABILITY of ME EQUIPMENT as it relates to BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE is presumed to be acceptable, unless there is OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE to the contrary.
NOTE Such OBJECTIVE EVIDENCE can subsequently originate from POST-PRODUCTION surveillance.