Sarah Wiseman – Bright Club
Video orginally posted on Dr Anna Cox’s blog
Bright Club is a monthly UCL science stand-up comedy event in London and Sarah Wiseman (see her previous blog post here) recently took part, giving a short stand-up presentation on her PhD research into the number entry systems used in medical devices, the potential errors in entering numbers on devices (and avoiding them).
Sarah was also interviewed for the BBC’s Word of Mouth series, Academic standup and cognitive development
NASA’s metric confusion caused Mars orbiter loss CNN.com website (30 September 1999)
“NASA lost a $125 million Mars orbiter because one engineering team used metric units while another used English units for a key spacecraft operation, according to a review finding released Thursday.”
Designing number entry systems for medical devices CHI+MED website