Take part in new research from Imperial College London
Researchers from ICL are developing a tool to help patients share feedback on medical devices they use at home so that manufacturers can improve them further. Can you take part?
Developments in digital technology including telephone consultations combined with remote monitoring, such as monitoring your blood pressure at home, are expected to change the way that patients are cared for. This includes changes in the role of the clinician and patient and, increasingly, patients will be expected to self-monitor and manage the day-to-day control of their condition.
Researchers at Imperial College London (ICL) have identified a long list of problems faced by patients using these devices and used this to develop a patient-centred usability evaluation tool for home-use medical devices.
The aim of this tool is to empower patients to have their voices heard on their experiences of using the device, and help manufacturers improve their designs based on patient requirements.
ICL are looking to refine and improve the tool further before it is made available for use by patients, carers and relatives.
What will taking part involve?
You will be asked to review the tool being developed and discuss your thoughts over the phone or online on how the team can improve and refine the tool further. This will take about 30 minutes.
Who can take part?
If you use a medical device at home, such as blood pressure monitor, ECG monitor, oxygen saturation meter, home oxygen, stoma, infusion pump or home dialysis, we would like to hear from you.
Take part and find out more
If you are interested in taking part or have any questions or comments, please contact Dr Arkeliana Tase, Clinical Research Fellow and General Surgical Registrar at ICL, who is leading the study. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also read more about the study.
Get in touch by end of April 2021.