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Outpatient ergonomics  

Outpatient ergonomics

The physical environment in some outpatient settings fails those with mobility disabilities, resulting in falls and compromising quality of care. At the same time, some healthcare workers such as nurses, nursing or medical assistants, rehabilitation therapists, transporters and radiology technologists sustain injuries from manually handling and assisting patients, whether such patients have disabilities or not.
By Yeu-Li Yeung 

The importance of the interview 

The importance of the interview

How do we determine if the management function is establishing and maintaining this worker environment all of the time? The most direct method to determine the situation is by asking the workers. We do this by making axiomatic statements and then asking the worker to respond positively or negatively.
By Walton Hancock 

Break through with big data 

Break through with big data

In the research community, the interest in data is not new, as it has accompanied developments in science and practice for centuries. The novelty is in the scale at which the data is available, its growth and the acknowledgement that data research has been equated to data science. The industrial engineering profession can be at the forefront of applying big data analysis and research in a number of business sectors.
By Andrew Kusiak 

From fixed to mixed 

From fixed to mixed

Today's market demands customized products that meet all of your customers' needs, which requires companies to adopt a set of strategies that can achieve this efficiently and effectively. This article looks at a machine tools company's desire for improving its systems.
By Tiago Simões, Anabela Carvalho Alves and Paula Carneiro 

 
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