by Nick Unger
A literature review was conducted on the topic of cognitive memory decay as it applies to training decay in simulated-use studies on medical devices for FDA submission. Today, it stands that training decay may be necessary for the testing of medical devices that may not be used immediately or frequently after training.
The use of training decay is meant to more realistically test these devices. When a device might be used very rarely or potentially never, the use of only an hour of memory decay may not allow for the accurate measure of user performance. This poster will provide rationale for the justification of several different training decay periods based on research.
by Ryan Hilgers