Mock trial: Role of human factors in litigation involving an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Mike Kalsher, Caroline G.L. Cao, Matt Weinger, Alison Vredenburgh, Ed Israelski, Gregg Spyridon, Doug Yoshida, Rich McLeod, Terry Fairbanks, Marc Resnick, Peter Carstensen, Christopher Nemeth

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Abstract

This special joint session (sponsored by Health Care TG and Forensics TG) at the 2007 annual meeting of HFES presents an enactment of a court trial involving an automated external defibrillator (AED). The mock trial session presents human factors issues related to the design and use of the AED which lead to the death of an individual who collapsed in an airport. Human factors experts for the plaintiff and the defense will each weigh in on the circumstances surrounding the death of the victim, with examination from the respective attorneys, and cross examination from the opposing attorneys. A panel of commentators provides reactions and opinions after each side has given its testimony. However, no judgment or verdict on the case will be reached at the end of the session.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
Pages1514-1516
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/1/0710/5/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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