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Remote Assessment Of Daily Fluctuations Of Patient-Reported Disease Symptoms And Activity In Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feasibility, Compliance And Acceptability

I. Gourley1, C. Calderon1, M. Beyer1, L. Hamade1, R. Margolies2, K. Gilmer1, T. Messina1, O. Fields1, D. Tisdale1, M. Curran1, A. Rowe1. 1Janssen R & D, LLC, Spring House; 2Core Human Factors, Bala Cynwyd, United States (2016) Remote Assessment Of Daily Fluctuations Of Patient-Reported Disease Symptoms And Activity In Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feasibility, Compliance And Acceptability. In this publication, Existing clinical measures for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients, eg: Disease Activity Score (DAS)28 are labor-intensive and typically compiled once every three months by a physician. In contrast, wearable fitness activity trackers allow for continual measurement of activity and lifestyle events. If correlated to disease activity, use of data from “wearable” will provide an understanding of impact on activity on a more frequent basis than the physician-applied tests.

Injecting Human Factors Engineering/Usability Engineering Into Injectable Device Design

Egeth, M., Johnstone, S., McGahern, P. (2016) Injecting Human Factors Engineering/Usability Engineering Into Injectable Device Design. In this article, the fourth in a series of articles covering quality system requirements for medical devices used to deliver drugs and biologics and combination/borderline products, Marc Egeth, PhD, Director of Research; Patricia McGahern, Associate; and Sarah Johnstone, Research Associate, all of Core Human Factors, discuss use errors associated with marketed and in-development injection systems.