Design for Human Health: Applications of Human Factors takes delves into critical issues in healthcare, patient safety and how human factors play a role in these domains. The book uses the Design for X (DfX) methodology to discuss a wide range of criteria that must be considered in the design of safe and usable healthcare ecosystems. Each chapter discusses a specific criteria (remote monitoring, eHealth, mHealth, medical devices, pediatric care, etc.), reviews the literature on the concept, and presents a case or empirical study that demonstrates how human factors techniques and principles are used to design or improve that particular concept.
The book represents an essential resource for those in medical device and pharmaceutical industries, consumer IT, and hospital settings. It covers novel technologies, such as ingestible pills linked to smartphone applications and the world's smallest implantable pacemaker.
- Uses the Design for X (DfX) methodology
- Addresses technological advances in miniaturization and artificial intelligence
- Examines specific populations, such as pediatric, the elderly and the underserved
- Includes topics like resilience, fatigue and workload management
- Brings a multidisciplinary, multiindustry approach to a wide range of healthcare human factors
2. Design for Intensive Care
3. Design for eHealth
4. Design for mHealth and Wearables
5. Design for Remote Monitoring
6. Design for Resilience
7. Design for Collaborative Work
8. Design of Health Information for the Elderly
9. Design for the Underserved
10. Design for Pediatric Care
11. Design for Robotic Surgery
12. Design for Stress, Fatigue, and Workload Management
13. Design for Mental Health
14. Design for Self Care
15. Design for Global Health
16. Design for Persuasion
Arathi is a Senior Director at Core Human Factors Inc., where she leads human factors activities across the product lifecycle for several medical device and combination products, including user needs identification, use-related risk analysis, and planning and executing formative and validation studies. She also holds an Adjunct Faculty position at the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. Prior to consulting, Arathi spent seven years at Medtronic providing human factors engineering leadership to multiple products in the Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure portfolio including the world's smallest pacemaker and creating a strategy for patient engagement. In addition to project management, Arathi has also led, hired, and mentored a team of human factors engineers, cognitive scientists, and user experience designers. Her work at Medtronic was recognized through a Star of Excellence Award for Innovation and her selection to the prestigious Leadership Acceleration Program. Arathi has also spent many years examining human-automation interaction issues in air traffic control and in human-robotic teams and developed training programs for the Marine Corps and HAZMAT teams.
Arathi is the Department Editor of Ergonomics in Design and writes the most downloaded articles in the magazine on topics ranging from patient safety, human robot interaction, design, in-vehicle technologies, and sustainability. She has delivered more than 45 talks and has published more than 35 articles. She has also won awards from the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Foundation, and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a specialization in Human Factors from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Calicut University, India.
Farzan is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering as well as Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M University where he's also the Director of Applied Cognitive Ergonomics Laboratory. Dr. Sasangohar is also a visiting professor at the Houston Methodist Research Institute and also serves as a researcher at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). He has experience working as Manager of Design Research at TD Bank; a Human Factors researcher at University Health Network, and as a Research Scientist at the MIT Aero and Astro Department. Farzan has received a PhD in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from University of Toronto in 2015, an SM in Engineering Systems from MIT in 2011, an MASc and BCS in Systems Design Engineering and Computer Science (respectively) from University of Waterloo in 2010 and 2007, and a BA in Information Technology from York University in 2009. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and has served as the investigator on both industry (Houston Methodist, Texas Children's Hospital, Project Hero, Mainline Health) and government grants (National Science Foundation [NSF] IUCRC, NSF ERC, NSF Eager, QNRF, NSERC, CIHR).
Farzan's research interests include remote health monitoring, wearable devices, and healthcare personnel performance modeling and improvement. As a human factors researcher, Farzan has experience working in different domains such as aviation, process control, surface transportation, finance, and health care at several renowned research laboratories. Farzan also has experience working as the manager of design research at TD Bank and as a research scientist at the MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and have worked closely with industry partners such as Boeing, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Scotiabank.
Farzan is currently the Chair-elect of the Healthcare Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) and the Co-Chair of Student Awards and Affairs at the HFES.