- Patty Smith
Have you ever .....
...... taken a medication that was not the right dosage for you?
......We have all experienced this.
For this reason, the iGIANT™ was formed to improve the safety and quality of life, including work performance, for men and women by accelerating the translation of research into gender/sex-specific design elements such as programs, products, policies and protocols.
It’s time to see the world through this iGIANT™ lens!
Men and women present with different disease symptoms, courses and responses to therapeutics. Understanding the impact of gender/sex on health can enhance precision medicine as well as disease prevention and health promotion strategies.
Women may have smaller hands and fingers resulting in a greater sense of touch and electrical resistance compared to men. They may have to push harder on keyboards causing more injuries.
Automobile industry safety reports show that women were 47% more likely to suffer more severe injuries compared to men in car accidents. This is due to differences in female neck strength, musculature, seating posture and head restraint position.
Retail such as apparel, sports equipment and tools should be branded for use by women or men because gender/sex-specific designs impact ergonomics and biomechanics improving function and not just appearance.
*The National Academy of Medicine defines "gender" as a person's self representation as male or female based upon social interactions and "sex" is based upon one's genes. The environment can impact gene expression (epigenetics).