Tag Archives: ergonomics

Designing for the age enhanced: touch and proprioception

When I started our Designing for the Age Enhanced series, I thought the articles would informative and fun to write. But, since I’m in my 40s, I have to admit that being reminded about how bad my eyes and ears are already getting, what’s going to happen to my senses of smell and taste, and […]

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Designing for the age enhanced: taste and smell

Welcome to the latest article in our “Designing for the Age Enhanced” series — which internally we’ve started referring to as the “Getting Older Sucks” series. We’ve already talked about what happens to our senses of sight and hearing as we age and some of the mental slowdowns that we experience, and, of course, how these […]

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Daedalus advocates for design research at the 2013 HFES International Symposium on Health Care

Carolynn Johnson, Daedalus Research Manager, recently presented Management System for a Pediatric Heart Pump: A Design Research Case Study at the 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the Cause. This year’s topics was “Advancing the Cause,” and presenters were asked to extend their message beyond “incorporate human factors” and […]

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iPad being held by both hands

Did my tablet give me carpal tunnel syndrome?

Honestly, no. I’ve been gradually developing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) for a number of years. For anyone not familiar with CTS, when it starts you often wake up with your thumb and a couple of fingers numb or tingling. I started waking up with my right hand still asleep about 10 years ago. Being fairly […]

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