Open Access News: over 1200 articles
June 11, 2007
ergonomists, industrial designers and other experts recently collaborated on ways to optimize home health care products and services for aging baby boomers.
June 8, 2007
A discovery from MIT could make small rechargeable devices more useable and useful – within limits.
June 4, 2007
An expert in the tools used to maximize the usability of software applications, Dr. Gabriel Spitz has been appointed to one of two key management positions at LiveData.
June 1, 2007
Google and Microsoft upgraded their map sites in May, and Google appears to have the usability edge.
May 28, 2007
The official investigation into the deaths of five firefighters, who lost their lives in a California wildfire, blames human error, but official policy is also under scrutiny.
May 25, 2007
A 4D “human,” CAVEman is designed to give doctors an inside view of the body for a better look at diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.
May 21, 2007
A new invention promises to provide the luxury of light to parts of the world where it is desperately needed.
May 18, 2007
Biometric technology has been in place at the United States-Mexican border to screen for terrorists and illegal immigrants for almost a decade, but inspectors rarely make use of it.
May 14, 2007
Ohio State University opens an “automotive manufacturing facility of the future” to test the effects of systems on the health of workers.
May 11, 2007
Health services in some countries have been successful in reducing the toll of medical errors. The World Health Organization plans to spread the knowledge.
May 7, 2007
Some astronaut operations require dexterity, and the prize-winning design of a Maine engineer may help provide more of it.
May 4, 2007
The California OSHA outlines ways to cut the grim annual figures for MSDs related to manual materials handling.
April 30, 2007
Visitors thought the federal government’s official Web portal was something completely different. The overhaul began with the name.
April 27, 2007
Teens will be driving their own vehicles in an unusual project to test – and improve – their driving.
April 23, 2007
The FAA has found a way to reduce air traffic snarls during summer storms in the Northeast, and is expanding it farther westwards.
April 20, 2007
A Canadian province plans to introduce electronic patient data system. Experts urge Australia to adopt one
April 17, 2007
The shooting death on Monday of Dr. Kevin Granata at Virginia Tech robs his profession and associated fields of an important voice.
April 16, 2007
It may be a few years off, but a drug-dispensing false tooth could be an answer to many types of medication errors.
April 13, 2007
A US department is at work on human factors technology to detect “bad guys” before they enter the country.
April 9, 2007
Heavy school bags can be a recipe for back problems, according to a recent study from South Africa. Meanwhile, three students in Scotland are fighting to ease the load.