ChallengeKD have worked with Smith & Nephew since the implementation of their first NPWT system. Work has included supporting development and refinement of their Advanced Wound Care systems to suit growth into new clinical applications and global markets
KD have supported Smith & Nephew in adopting and implementing Human Factors into their device development process
User needs, grounded in evidence have helped to ensure devices are not only safe and effective for use, but also intuitive and appropriate for the target user groups
Deep User Understanding
Deployment of a range of user research and contextual inquiry methodologies to understand real-world challenges and opportunities for use of NPWT for patients and clinicians. Investigations have included opportunity mapping and identification, as well as clinical and home use patient and HCP observations.
Testing Planning, executing and delivering formative and summative studies in global markets to support the development, refinement and launch of new PICO products.
Iteratively feeding user understanding into the design process, with the objective to improve the functionality of the products and packaging.
Design and Engineering
Optimisation of the design for production of growing volumes.