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What does value-in-use assessment add to usability assessment of an artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes patients in the Netherlands with different treatment conditions? An experimental study in medical innovation management

Meeringa, R.S. (2016) What does value-in-use assessment add to usability assessment of an artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes patients in the Netherlands with different treatment conditions? An experimental study in medical innovation management.

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Abstract:The artificial pancreas device (APD) is a breakthrough in diabetes treatment for type 1 diabetes patients. Inreda Diabetics developed one of these portable medical devices, which functions as a healthy pancreas by controlling blood glucose levels. The APD is not a cure, but could help patients in managing their condition effectively and efficiently. The APD could reduce medical costs and possibly delay or prevent early retirement. As the APD of Inreda is in the development phase, it should be optimized for use situations. Usability is important here, because it shows how well the functionality of the APD can be used by the user. However, the total experience of a product covers more than usability. The value of a product is determined by the user during usage (value-in-use). It is important to consider this user information to enhance a product, which is called co-creation. Despite this importance, a limited amount of studies is researching if and how the outcomes of the co-creation of value are beneficial. The goal of this study is to research if value-in-use assessment is an addition to usability assessment in the context of this medical innovation technology. This research will support the APD’s application for a CE-mark.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70554
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