How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

When an aircraft manufacturer decides to create a new model, it doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, and then put all the pieces together. A plane developed that way wouldn’t fly. The company begins with a goal, such as safely carrying 250 passengers nonstop from New York to London in under six hours, and follows a disciplined approach to identify the components and subsystems that meet those requirements. By contrast, the way we build hospitals and clinics typically happens in…

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Engineering student develops a gadget to differentiate between roti and papad served in hostel mess

Showcasing his innovative gadget, Mr. Umesh said, “These engineering students survive for the entire day with low calorie meals of chai and cigarette. They need at least one proper meal during dinner time so that they can push themselves late, really late into the night, that is when they head to the hostel mess. However, when they reach the mess, the roti would be hard and crisp like a papad confusing the students. Even when you eat it, you can’t tell whether you have eaten a roti or a papad….

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