By Yuh-Chuan Shih,Sheau-Farn Max Liang
Ergonomics is a human-centered self-discipline. this can be quite actual for healthcare structures and sufferer security the place the human’s overall healthiness will endure serious affects if suggestions aren't appropriately designed and practiced. powerful dealing with of those issues includes wisdom from healthcare paintings (e.g., shift paintings, sufferer dealing with, and scientific teamwork), to protection learn (resilience, clinical procedure keep an eye on, in depth care, surgery/anesthesiology, and sufferer involvement), and to extra common concerns corresponding to group participation in public affairs.
To pursue the undertaking, the Healthcare process Ergonomics and sufferer defense (HEPS) started its first convention in Florence, Italy in 2005. Following the founding luck, HEPS turned an IEA-sponsored occasion and the sequence hence happened in Strasbourg, France in 2008, and in Oviedo, Spain in 2011. the 3 awesome meetings have cast a world-class platform for researchers and practitioners from worldwide to replace and disseminate the data in HEPS.
This quantity includes the chosen papers offered on the Fourth foreign convention on HEPS, held from June 23 to 26, 2014 in Taiwan. The Fourth HEPS, prepared through the Ergonomics Society of Taiwan (EST) and counseled via the overseas Ergonomics organization (IEA), goals to consolidate the data bridged among ergonomics learn and healthcare practices for the protection and welfare of sufferers. Researchers, pros, and practitioners in ergonomics and healthcare worldwide have shared their knowledge, event, insights, and visions on previous, present and destiny efforts in healthcare platforms ergonomics and sufferer safety.
The papers contributing to this booklet handle the newest learn, purposes and practices according to the subject matter of the convention, "Bridging learn and stable Practices in the direction of sufferers Welfare," and canopy the next parts: "Aging and Healthcare System", "Healthcare, Mobil software and Usability", "Safety, dangers and MSDs", "Simulation, Modeling and choice Making", "Environment and approach Design", and "Human components and Product Design".