Inhaler for users with limited manual dexterity
Perform design amendments and develop a concept for a multi-use, single unit dose, dry powder inhaler device to ensure suitability for users with limited manual dexterity.
In collaboration with the client, our engineers, designers and human factors experts, developed an existing concept to be better suited to the target population. We carried out detailed risk assessments to inform usability changes and combined engineering analysis and device testing to improve reliability of key performance aspects. We also utilised Team and Vectura’s experience and expertise to enhance the design to make it suitable for high volume commercial manufacturing and assembly.
The final design was taken through to pilot manufacture. We carried out formal design verification testing using methods in line with ISO 20072. On completion of the project the final device was ready for clinical trials use.