Ivenix Wins Prestigious Stanley Caplan User Centered Product Design Award
The award recognizes exceptional design and usability for products and software in the medical, commercial and consumer industries;
past winners include Microsoft, Medtronic and Whirlpool
BOSTON, December 16, 2019 — Ivenix today announced it has won the prestigious Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 18th Annual Stanley Caplan User Centered Product Design Award for its novel infusion system. The award – open to early stage U.S. companies in the medical, commercial, industrial and consumer spaces – recognizes exceptional and innovative product design, as well as the successful application of user-centered design methods to create user interfaces that are safer, more effective, efficient and satisfying.
The recognition comes on the heels of Ivenix receiving its 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The large-volume pump and infusion system was cleared under the FDA’s new regulatory guidance, adopted in 2014 to address recurring safety problems associated with existing infusion pumps and minimize the associated risks.
Ivenix’s George Gray, chief technology officer, and Eric Smith, principal user experience manager, accepted the award on Oct. 29 at the HFES 63rd International Annual Meeting in Seattle where a presentation about the company’s Infusion System was delivered.
“Our goal from the beginning was to reduce infusion-related errors through the pump’s intuitive design and we’re honored that our innovative, patient-centered design has been recognized with this respected award,” said Gray.
Outdated technology and poor user interfaces have been responsible for persistent errors, pump recalls and safety issues, including adverse drug events and preventable deaths. Preventable medical errors account for more than 50% of the 1.5 million adverse drug events reported annually to the FDA, and infusion-related adverse drug events cost more than $2 billion each year.
“The Ivenix Infusion System was designed from the ground up to meet the actual needs of front-line clinicians by focusing on task efficiency and safety,” said Matthew B. Weinger, MD., medical director at Ivenix. “The team at Ivenix worked tirelessly to architect a pump that completely transformed the way infusions are administered by designing a system that dramatically improves usability by reducing manual – and potentially error-prone steps to help minimize preventable medical errors.”
Past winners of the HFES Product Design Technical Group Stanley Caplan User Centered Product Design Award include Microsoft, Medtronic and Whirlpool.
Ivenix, Inc. is a medical technology company with a vision to eliminate infusion-related patient harm. The company was founded to develop innovative solutions that transform infusion delivery. Ivenix designed an infusion system from the ground up to streamline medication delivery and bring legacy technology into the digital age. The Ivenix Infusion System includes a large-volume infusion pump supported by a robust infusion management system designed to set new standards in usability, medication precision and interoperability. For more information, visit ivenix.com.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, founded in 1957, is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals. HFES serves the needs of members and the public by promoting and advancing the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems, products, tools, and environments of all kinds. The Society’s 4,500 members work in educational institutions, companies, government and military research centers, and independent consultancies in 58 countries. About 15% of members are students. HFES is a Federated Society of the International Ergonomics Association.