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May 16, 2017

Human Factors Cast E042 - Robohealth, Home Sensors, and CHI 2017

Human Factors Cast E042 - Robohealth, Home Sensors, and CHI 2017

Today is May 15th, 2017 and it's an all new Huma…

Today is May 15th, 2017 and it's an all new Human Factors Cast hosted by Nick Roome with Blake Arnsdorff and Elyse Hallett. -Latest PLA Safety Campaign Targets Human Error | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide -Blind runners are finding their own way thanks to new sonic tech -CHI 2017: Interesting Interfaces -CHI 2017: Virtual Reality -Study: VR twice as effective as morphine at treating pain -Apple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study says -Neural network learns to reproduce what your brain sees -Computer-generated doctor explains test results to patients -Personality factors are best defense against losing your job to a robot: Personality traits, interest in arts and science predict better job outcomes -One industry expert shows just how badly you suck at online security -A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart Follow us on LinkedIn: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Facebook: Follow us on Soundcloud: Our official website: Follow Nick: Follow Blake: Follow Elyse: Take a deeper look into the human element in our ever changing digital world. Human Factors Cast is a podcast that investigates the sciences of psychology, engineering, biomechanics, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry and how it affects our interaction with technology. As an online source for human factors, psychology, and design news, Human Factors Cast is your essential resource for new, exciting stories in the field.

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Elyse Hallett

Guest Host / Field Correspondent

As a recent Master's graduate student in Human Factors, I am passionate about improving the quality of life for people by targeting the areas they themselves deem most important. This can be through the domain of healthcare, by helping the professionals who help patients through effective interventions that ultimately enhance the efficiency of procedures and reduce the stress within the operating room. This can be through the domain of accessibility, by improving the usability of tools that end users ultimately rely on to perform certain activities on the computer. This can be through training, by running simulations of certain complex systems (e.g. the National Airspace System). Whatever the domain, the goal is still the same: To be an advocate for the end user by shifting the spotlight away from technology and focusing once more on who will actually be using it.