Velentium Blog

Human Factors Engineering: 7 Additional Resources

When developing a new device using Human Factors Engineering (HFE), researching known use- and design-related issues and hazards that have already been identified for similar devices can give you an early boost and save you from reinventing the wheel.

Topics: Human Factors Engineering

Collapsing SEP: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Securing the Galaxy

I just returned from a large trade show (it doesn’t matter which industry this was, this applies to almost all of them), and was struck by what Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, refers to as S.E.P. or “Somebody Else’s Problem”.

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security

Human Factors Validation Testing for Medical Devices

In our previous posts, we looked at the importance of integrating human factors engineering (HFE) processes throughout product development. FDA approval for your device may require a human factors validation test (HFVT), which will demonstrate just how well you've applied HFE all along. You'll want to plan ahead for an HFVT early on, designing validation test parameters concurrently with product design and development.

Topics: Human Factors Engineering

Root of Trust: How Safe are your Firmware Over-the-Air Updates?

“Firmware Over the Air” updating, also known as FOTA or sometimes OTA, is a double-edged sword when it comes to security.

Topics: Root of Trust Embedded Systems Security