Health Technologies Timeline For most of the 19th century doctors cared for their patients much as they had in prior eras. Most medical tools fit easily into the doctor's little black bag, and diagnoses were based more on instinct than on science. But then in German physicist Wilhelm C. Roentgen accidentally discovered a form of electromagnetic radiation that could pass through the body and leave an image of its bones or organs on a photographic plate.
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Reading these can help maintain our awareness of Human Factors and remind us that "If we are Human - We also could make the error. Thank you Roger for your 14 years of hard work and dedication to the Aviation Human Factors Newsletter!
We look forward to reading all the future editions in Probe Report Dirty Dozen strick again! Where are the Supervisors?
Insteresting read about accountability Chaos at 34, Feet REad how the chaos unfolded! Accidents that changed aviation: Improving cockpit communication Worth the listen and much more Volume 14, Issue 9 - After SWAis it time for deep human factors study of emergencies? Takeoff and Landing Assessments Listen to the Podcast Aviation industry mechanics retiring faster than they are being replaced, report says Are we being overworked?
Maintenance issues led to Pearl Harbor helicopter crash What interfered with the mechanics judgement at that critical moment? Startling number of pilots report routinely falling asleep in the skies Fatigue stricks again!
Volume 14, Issue 1 - was the safest year in aviation history; though caution urged on remarkable figures continuing Can we do more?
Tool bag may have caused Ontario helicopter crash that killed 4: Transportation Safety Board How could this happen? Volume 13, Issue 25 - NM firm helps airline maintenance industry go paperless Good idea or not?
Air Force Thunderbirds commander removed over loss of confidence He didn't possess the same Risk Management skills Miscommunication cited in Super Hornet crash Lack of Communication stricks again and much more. Volume 13, Issue 24 - FedEx worker killed in accident at Memphis hub 4th time this has happened!
Bill Johnson and much more. Blind to the Big Red Flag It was just routine Flying into a Thunderstorm, Part 2 Make sure you listen to Part 1 first! Volume 13, Issue 15 - American Airlines mechanic celebrates 75 years on the job Great story Lighting should have alerted pilots of potential disaster A rookie mistake Textile technology could monitor cockpit crew stresss Can stress really be monitored?
Weird reasons for flight delays Very, very interesting and much more. Volume 13, Issue 12 - Stockport air disaster: The holiday flight that ended in catastrophe This happened in but we can still learn from it National Safety Month FAA defends response to Allegiant rudder jam Would you defend the response?
Volume 13, Issue 8 - Got Safety Culture? The 10 Factors of Risk Tolerance This is a great article! Volume 13, Issue 2 - Investigators: EgyptAir fire, crash may have been caused by overheating cellphone A cell phone? Excellent however it can always be better! Crashed Avro operated without mandatory fuel reserves: Is Your Safety Policy Truthful?
Shift away from enforcement mindset enhances Safety Safety is very important! Flight Crews Skip Checks Why would they do that?Aviation Human Factors Industry News.
The following weekly issues have been generously provided by Roger Hughes, President, Decoding Human Factors, Inc. - Congratulations to Roger on being awarded - The Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award by the FAA (click here to read his Autobiograhy) Click to see a larger image. One ergonomics engineer for Ford described her job as "human factors engineering" [source: Autoweb].
So while engineers may design cars to be ergonomically friendly, it doesn't mean that one design will work for all users, especially if the car is designed for a person of certain proportions. Get Full Text in PDF.
Table of Contents. Introduction; Tools and Measures; Measures of National Income; Need for New Theory; Measures and Indicators; Characteristics of a Successful Indicator. What really happens when you crash your car?
Why do some people get badly injured – or worse – in a seemingly simple prang? David Washington takes a close look at the ugly anatomy of a road crash. Different industries and government agencies approach human factors from different perspectives.
In fields like medicine and aviation, where mistakes can have major consequences, safety is a primary reason for incorporating human factors. Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as Human Factors), is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the (engineering and) design of products, processes, and systems.
The goal of human factors is to reduce human error, increase productivity, and enhance safety and comfort with a specific focus on the interaction between the human and the thing of interest.