Prevention of Transmission Pillar
Identification of Sociotechnical System Elements, to Inform Knowledge Products and Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation
Project Key Words: Human Factors, Information Architecture
Principal Investigator: John M. Conly, MD
Co-Investigator(s): Brian Traynor
Project Theme: Education and Societal Impact
- The aim of this research is to apply human factors in the design and evaluation of sociotechnical systems. Also, we aim to implement Internet of Things (IoT) enabled design strategies for surveillance, behaviour change, and education.
Why is This Important?
There is currently a lack of understanding of the sociotechnical fatcors associated with antibiotics. The systems approach is meant to generate knowledge applicable to all system stakeholders (e.g., health care professionals, policy makers, technology developers, end-users).
Apply Human Factors Methodologies to evaluate the interconnectedness of products, processes, and environments as they relate to AMR in a one health "system". The sociotechnical model reflects an emphasis on mixed-methods research to describe the barriers and facilitators to optimized system performance across individual, organizational, geographical, and cultural boundaries.
Internet of Things' enabled strategies capitalize on the ability to transform products, environments, and people into interconnected data sources through network-enabled sensing and monitoring technologies. These strategies enable novel applications of Interaction Design principles for behaviour change and surveillance.
Leveraged Sources of Support
- Infrastructure at Mount Royal University and the W21c Healthcare Human Factors Laboratoy will be used to leverage MIF funds.
Knowledge & Technology: Exchange and Exploitation
- Knowledge in the form of information/ interaction design and open source software solutions meant to inform technology developement opportunities that will encourage behaviour change.
Highly Qualified Personnel
- 2 Research Associates
- 1 Co-Op Student
- 2 Information Architecture Students