Will Apple’s Watch Make Medical History?

The wearables market got a big jolt this past month with the release of Apple’s new Watch. It’s just called Watch, by the way, not iWatch—because that would be creepy.

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Feeling Good about Getting Well

Sitting cross-legged on the floor and staring at the textless Ikea instructions in my hands, I wonder how I’m supposed to assemble this entire desk using only an Allen key. I’m no carpenter–how can I possibly be doing this right?

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Stephen Wilcox Co-Writes Article on Human Factors Engineering

Is the awakening over? Has the medical industry finally come to embrace the benefits of human factors engineering…?

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Steve Wilcox and Carmella Lee to Present at Inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference

Design Science is happy to announce that we will be participating in the inaugural 2014 IDSA Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem.

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Pioneers and Engineers: the Evolving Field of Human Factors Engineering

The landscape of the medical device industry is transforming. As the tide of technological change reshapes how people interact with their devices, human factors engineers face the task of evolving with the industry.

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Medical Packaging Travels to the Land of Human Factors

What does a user do if his medication is child-proofed, but his illness causes him to have the dexterity of a child?

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3D Printing: Inspiring New Dimensions of Healthcare

What was once only known to specialists who created 3D prototypes is now a household name. 3D printers have captured the imagination of manufacturers, makers, the military, artists, and DIYers.

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Hi from Sunny California!

Design Science is so very happy to officially announce the opening of our San Francisco Bay Area office—and we have just retrieved the keys!

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Digital Health Update: Getting to the Right Data

At various events this spring, experts discussed the challenges of how to get and use data captured from digital health devices.

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Achieving Realism in HF Work—How to Stay out of Fantasy Land

We attended the HFES Healthcare Symposium in Chicago last month. Among the highlights were hearing keynote speaker Lisa Sanders talk about how the TV show House relates to Human Factors, taking a tour of the GfK facilities, seeing our own Steve Wilcox present on the future of Medical Devices, and presenting our poster on Realism in Product Design.

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