Self-driving taxis could be a setback for those with different needs – unless companies embrace accessible design now

In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.

John Lunsford, PhD Candidate in Media, Technology and Society, Cornell University • conversation
June 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  pollution  disability  braille  uber  autonomous-vehicles  transportation  safety  technology  self-driving-vehicles  wheelchairs  lyft  americans-with-disabilities-act-ada  waymo  transportation-safety

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19: Why immunity from lawsuits is a problem

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health business covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care accountability

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19, and that immunity from lawsuits is a bad idea

Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over COVID-19

Nearly half the states have limited liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

States are making it harder to sue nursing homes over the coronavirus, and that’s a bad idea

Nearly half the states have moved to limit the liability of health care providers at a time when regulation is declining and families can't visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.

Nicolas Paul Terry, Professor of Law, IUPUI • conversation
June 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus aging elderly health-care safety diseases nursing-home-care courts legal lawsuits long-term-care

When safety measures lead to riskier behavior by more people

Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.

Konrad Grabiszewski, Associate Professor of Economics, Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College (MBSC) of Business & Entrepreneurship • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  risk  sars-cov-2  behavioral-science  safety  risk-taking  behavioral-economics  trade-offs

How travel ups your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

Winter is the prime season for carbon monoxide poisoning. Learn what you need to know to keep you and your family safe at home and while traveling.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 3, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: travel safety gases health-and-medicine

Car crash news can sway who seems at fault

The specifc wording of news reports about car crashes can shift perceptions about what happened and who's to blame for the accident.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: journalism writing safety society-and-culture rhetoric vehicles

The right city design can cut injuries on the road

Certain types of urban planning, with plenty of public transportation and low speed blocks, are best for reducing road injuries.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cities infrastructure transportation safety health-and-medicine vehicles

Flight safety is at risk when communication breaks down

Here's why communication and language are so important when it comes to flight safety for travelers around the world.

Noelle Toumey Reetz-Georgia State • futurity
Jan. 27, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: aircraft communication safety featured society-and-culture languages

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