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2012 Human Factors Prize Winners

HFES is pleased to announce the winner and finalists for the 2012 Human Factors Prize. All four papers will be published in the February 2013 issue of Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

First Place

"Anthropometric Procedures for Pro­tective Equipment Sizing and Design"

Hongwei Hsiao, NIOSH

Finalists (listed in alphabetical order)

"Defining Thumb Reach Envelopes for Handheld Devices," by Edward W. Otten, Research and Engineering Development, LLC; and Keith S. Karn and Kelley S. Parsons, Eastman Kodak Company

"Designing Devices with the Task in Mind: Which Numbers Are Really Used in Hospitals?" by Sarah Wiseman, Anna Cox, and Duncan Brumby, UCL-Interaction Centre

"Quantification of Patient Migration in Bed: Catalyst to Improve Hospital Bed Design to Reduce Shear and Friction Forces and Nurses' Injuries," by Susan E. Kotowski and Kermit G. Davis, U. of Cincinnati; and Neal Wiggermann and Rachel Williamson, Hill-Rom, Inc.

HFES thanks the following Board of Referees members for their assistance in evaluating the submissions for 2012: John M. Carroll, Brian M. Kleiner, John D. Lee, and Donald A. Norman.

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