The Aligned Elements IEC 62366 configuration

For medical device manufacturers with limited previous experience in usability engineering, the task of implementing IEC 62366-1 might seem intimidating. However, the updated 2015 version of the standard has simplified and clarified the required process steps and tasks and Aligned Elements now features a preconfigured IEC 62366-1:2015 setup that integrates the inputs, outputs and risk relevant elements of the usability process into the oveall Design Control traceability.

The IEC 62366-1:2015 configuration includes:

  • 8 Design Control templates for capturing the input and output elements of the usability process
  • Pre-configured content validation checks assessing the consistency of the project in real-time
  • ISO 14971 compliant risk management to identify, assess and mitigate Use Error-driven risks
  • Interactive Checklist for reviewing the Use Specifications Document against IEC 62366-1:2015 
  • 20 usability example risks for Use Errors during the Transport, Storage, Installation and Decommissioning
  • 2 preconfigured Traceability Tables
  • Integrated test protocols for established test methods such as:
  • Cognitive Walkthrough
  • Heuristic Evaluation (based on the Nielsen-Schneidermann heuristics)
  • Simulated-Use Testing for Usability Validation

The Aligned Elements IEC 62366-1:2015 configuration supports documentation management of:

  • User Requirements and Specifications
  • Risk Management using a Preliminary Hazard Analysis technique (listed in ISO 14971)
  • Verification and Validation (Unit, Integration and System testing)
  • Change and configuration management (Problem Reports and Change Management)


Note! The Aligned Elements IEC 62366 configuration is a significantly large extension to apply. 

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