Think of it as using technology to help human beings take care of other technology that in turn helps to take care of human beings. Kai Yang, professor of industrial & systems engineering in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, recently received a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as part of the organization's effort to become a leader in using emerging technology to improve health care. The funding follows a $350,000 grant last year to develop Interactive Visual Navigation (IVN) software, which provides an automated, dynamic work flow process that incorporates systems with human factor engineering principles to increase the efficiency of VA technicians.
"Improving Health Care Practices Through Human Factor Engineering Methods,"
New Science: Vol. 19
, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/newscience/vol19/iss1/11