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The future of instructions for use

The future of instructions for use

Tailoring content around user learning styles

As individuals we all approach, interact and retain information in unique ways. Despite an almost infinite number of individual preferences over how we receive information, there are three distinct groups that can generally help categorise and identify how someone naturally processes information.   Visual learners prefer to observe and look over information...

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Coffee with Crux: Lettus Grow

Coffee with Crux: Lettus Grow

Fresh perspectives on sustainability

Q. What stories that relate to sustainability have caught your attention so far this year?   The first one that comes to mind is Cape Town’s recent water crisis. In simple terms the city’s reservoirs almost ran dry because of severe droughts and increased consumption by their growing population. At the beginning of the year the government...

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Wear Modelling at Crux

Wear Modelling at Crux

A vital tool in the engineers armoury

Whether developing a product from scratch or troubleshooting an existing design, computational simulation is a vital tool in the engineer’s armoury. At Crux, our in-house experts work with industry-leading Abaqus software. Ever driving to extend our technical competence, we increasingly push beyond traditional FEA methods to solve new and challenging problems....

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Big Data

Big Data

Closing the Loop

‘Bad Medicine’ Freakonomics Radio podcast episode, Dr Vinay Prasad, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, exposes the unsettling reality that ‘evidence-based medicine’ is still not as pervasive as we would all hope.   Dr Vinay Prasad comments:   “… one of the things...

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Engineering for Sporting Success

Engineering for Sporting Success

What's different?

With the Great British skeleton team delivering superb results in the warm-up runs people are asking the question, what’s different?   The athlete’s dedication to mental and physical preparation is beyond belief, but in all sport equipment plays its part. Working behind the scenes there is a dedicated team of expert engineers and designers...

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Human-centered Patient Care

Human-centered Patient Care

Improving patient adherence

Today's spotlight is on patient adherence, a factor that is fundamentally changing the way we interact with medicine, care givers and health services. What do we actually mean by ‘patient adherence’ and what impact is it having on us?  Adherence describes someone’s willingness to stick to, or be faithful to something....

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