Thanks for Stopping By: A Review of HFES 2018

The first week of October, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) International Annual Meeting came to our hometown of Philadelphia! This conference included presentations and events from a variety of human factors domains, such as surface transportation, aviation, and, of course, healthcare. Since the meeting took place in our own backyard, we made sure to get involved in several ways. Read more

World Arthritis Day 2018 (video)

Managing a chronic condition is life changing not only for the patient, but also for their family, friends, and beyond. As we have built relationships with individuals, groups, and foundations across the country, we have seen the value of being a part of an active community that works together to stay strong in the face of adversity. Read more

Preparing for Emergencies with AED and CPR Training

Here at Design Science, we strive to promote the highest level of safety when it comes to medical practices, which includes preparing for possible medical emergencies in-house. Read more

September is World Alzheimer's Month (video)

Did you know that 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s? They’re just a part of the 44 million people across the world who deal with the debilitating disease. Effects include memory loss, cognitive erosion, and, ultimately, death. But they don’t only impact those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Family and friends also play an active role in helping people with Alzheimer’s. These caregivers. Read more

You have a voice at Design Science!

As a human factors research firm, we understand the importance of gaining insights from real-world users such as patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Who better to speak to the challenges of managing life altering conditions, than those who live with the reality of the condition’s impact day to day? Read more

Design Science Attends 4th Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design Conference

At the beginning of August, Design Science attended the 4th Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design Conference in Minneapolis. Every year this conference attracts human factors and usability practitioners from around the world—ranging from global medical device and pharmaceutical companies to independent human factors engineering firms. Read more

Design Science Implements International Trainee Program

Ever since its foundation almost 30 years ago, Design Science has been conducting studies and research around the word—testing devices, eliciting user needs, and assessing procedures in various countries and cultures to create safer and more efficient medical solutions. Read more

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Could you spot juvenile arthritis if you saw it? Juvenile arthritis, or JA, refers to a collection of pediatric rheumatic diseases as well as autoimmune and inflammatory conditions affecting 1 in 250 children nationally. JA can impair nearly every part of the musculoskeletal system, including joints, vision, blood vessels, and the hearts—to name only a few. But the signs could be difficult to. Read more

World MS Day 2018 (video)

Did you know that 2.3 million people around the globe live with Multiple Sclerosis? Larry and Ziggy are back to celebrate World MS Day and share awareness about this complex nervous system disorder. Read more

The New Face of DS: Revamped and Refined

We are evolving! Or, more accurately, our identity is. Don’t worry; you will still recognize us. Our constant desire to communicate clearly to all populations is driving our transformation. Who are we and what do we do? So happy you asked! Read more

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