Dec 21, 2022 | health and medicine

About this episode

An estimated 69 million people worldwide are currently living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI can lead to short- and long-term conditions including sleep disorders, depression, headaches and an increased risk of suicide. TBI has recently been recognised as a chronic condition, although the human factors involved in recovery remain understudied. Working to address this is Professor Barrett S. Caldwell who leads the GROUPER Laboratory at Purdue University, USA.

Original Article Reference

This SciPod is a summary of the following papers:

‘Considerations for developing chronic care system for traumatic brain injury based on comparisons of cancer survivorship and diabetes management care’, published in Ergonomics, DOI:

‘Evaluating and designing procedures in safety critical environments: a framework and taxonomy based on a critical review and synthesis’, published in Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, DOI:


‘Multi-level, multi-discipline, and temporally-diverse handoffs in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation’, published in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, DOI:

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