Now more than ever, the design of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery has taken center stage. And the importance of human factors and ergonomics in achieving this goal can't be ignored. Underlining the utility of research in achieving effective design, Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare discusses how human factors an

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Section I. Assessing Ergonomic Characteristics in Biomedical Technologies

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Section II. Communications, Systems Support and Healthcare Informatics

chapter 9|12 pages

Social media for the ehealth context. A requirement assessment

ByA. Schaar, A. Calero Valdez and M. Ziefle, Germany

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Section III. How to Improve Quality of Ergonomics in Healthcare

chapter 13|8 pages

Can inclusive environmental design be achieved in acute hospitals?

ByS. Hignett, UK

chapter 16|10 pages

Supporting structures for information transfer in ICUs

ByG. Yücel Höge, Turkey/Germany, D. Fuchs, Germany, W. Koller, Austria, and W. Friesdorf, Germany

chapter 17|8 pages

Improving patient safety through an ergonomic technical solution

ByM. Stahl, N. Böhning, L. Kroll, B. Kujumdshieva-Böhning, R. Somasundaram and W. Friesdorf, Germany

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Section IV. Physical Aspects and Risk Factors for Patients and Caregivers

chapter 26|6 pages

Rapid improvement event to prevent patient falls

ByL. Wolf, E. Costantinou, P. Matt, L. Schulte, USA

chapter 28|10 pages

Ergonomic issues of computer use in a major healthcare system

ByA. Hedge, T. James

chapter 30|5 pages

Slip, trip, and fall prevention for health workers in the operation room

ByK. Shinohara, Japan

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Section V. Patient Care, Patient Safety and Medical Error

chapter 36|10 pages

A human-centered design for supporting long term care management

ByA. Chandra, Y. Gong, USA

chapter 37|7 pages

Reducing interruptions, distractions and errors in healthcare

ByG. Sculli, A. Fore, USA

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Section VI. Medical User Centered Design

chapter 41|8 pages

Implementation of usability engineering process in a business concern

ByA. Schultz, M. Aust, D. Buechel, N. Neumann and H. Hoffmann, Germany

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Section VII. Human Modeling and Patient Users of Medical Devices

chapter 48|10 pages

A case study for the inclusion of adolescents in medical device design

ByA. Lang, J. Martin, S. Sharples, J. Crowe, UK

chapter 49|10 pages

The use of vignettes for conducting healthcare research

ByD. Keane, A. Lang, M. Craven, S. Sharples, UK

chapter 51|10 pages

Improving the patient pathway in prosthetic rehabilitation

ByG. Smalley, L. Clift, UK

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Section VIII. Measures and Validation in Healthcare

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Section IX. Medical Devices and Special Populations

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Section X. Collaboration and Learning in Healthcare Systems

chapter 67|10 pages

Capturing team mental models in complex healthcare environments

ByC. Kramer, G. Dubé, A. Parush, E. Breton, G. Chiniara, M. Weiss and S. Tremblay, Canada

chapter 68|6 pages

Computer supported collaboration in health care

ByJ. Chakraborty, D. Ho, A. Norcio, USA

chapter 70|10 pages

A review of sensory feedback and skill learning for rehabilitation

ByB. Zhu, D. Kaber, USA

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Section XI. Organizational Aspects in Healthcare

chapter 77|12 pages

Human-canine interactions with supportive technologies

ByC. Kussalanant, J. Takamura, D. Shin, W. Burleson, USA