The embedded software experts at Volansys recently wrote about their use of µC/GUI in connected medical devices.
Designing a rational user interface is the best contributions the designer can make to avoid operator error in the medical device. Many modern devices are fitted with high-resolution graphical displays like touch screens and touchpad screen. With careful use, such an interface is ideal; the user can be led through operational steps with errors being avoided by means of carefully designed hierarchical menus and informational dialogs.
Medical device manufacturers may want to consider the following goals with GUI before incorporating an integrated GUI into their application.