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Virtual Engineering Week is bringing a full week of best-in-class education to the global design, engineering, and manufacturing communities. Join us each morning to hear from medical device industry professionals during the Medtech Mornings series, and in the afternoons to learn from engineering and manufacturing experts in areas like 3D printing, smart manufacturing, packaging, materials and sustainability, and career development.

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Medical Device User Interface Design: Touchscreens & Membrane Switches, Integrated for a Better Interface

Ken Boss  (Vice President of Sales, JN White)

Date: Tuesday, December 1

Time: 10:15am - 10:45am

Track: Tech Theater

Vault Recording: TBD

The debate between membrane switches and touchscreens rages on! Medical device user interfaces continue to evolve as end users are expecting more from manufacturers, including enhanced ease of use, the ability to easily update equipment and increased durability.

In this Tech Talk, Ken Boss discusses a number of design considerations in the development of user interfaces for medical devices, including the advantages of utilizing membrane switches or touchscreens in user interfaces and how they can often work together for a superior user experience. As a veteran user interface design expert, he reviews current best practices and proposes specific guidance for different use cases.