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Short BIO

My academic and professional experience is multidisciplinary: BSc and MSc in biology and physiology, PhD in Medical Sciences (neurophysiology), Post-Doc at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and later M.Sc. in Industrial Design with focus on human factors and design in healthcare. I founded and chaired a unique program of master’s in medical and social design at the Technion’s branch in Tel Aviv, Israel. At the same time, I chaired the industrial design track at the Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Haifa. In my early career I served for 12 years as the head of the research unit of the Israeli Naval Medical Institute, leading international projects and collaborations in applied and basic research on performance at extreme environments. My research topics includes ‘Health Smart Home’, sensors and physiological monitoring, digital healthcare services (e.g., electronic medical record), medical device design, design for wellness and the design for elderly. In recent years I have been active in courses and workshops I conduct in Italy and Israel on design for emergencies, to be prepared for natural disasters and the climate crisis that threatens us. My previous studies regarding adherence to medications (birth control pills, and the use of CPAP) supplied a point view of evidence-based design and human factors focus, dealing with definition of the task, the users and the environment. I believe that this approach of human factors combined with design and psychology will help for improving medication adherence.


Assoc. Prof.
Work place:
Faculty of Architecture and town Planning , Technion City
Postal address: Faculty of Architecture and town Planning , Technion City, Haifa 3200003, Israel
e-mail: noemib@technion.ac.il
Phone: +972544604583