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Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Systems: Work and Everyday Life

Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Systems: Work and Everyday Life

Chris Forsythe, Huafei Liao, Michael Christopher Stefan Trumbo, Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera

September 26, 2014

While there have been tremendous advances in our scientific understanding of the brain, this work has been largely academic, and often oriented toward clinical publication. Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Systems: Work and Everyday Life addresses the relationship between neurophysiological...

Constructive Ergonomics

Constructive Ergonomics

Pierre Falzon

September 26, 2014

The goal for ergonomics has always been to adapt work, work environments, and machines to humans. But is this goal still sufficient? Does it satisfy the needs of the individual or of societies and organizations as they operate now? Constructive Ergonomics provides an answer to these questions....

Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)

Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)

Olga Menoni, Natale Battevi, Silvia Cairoli

September 18, 2014

Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level—a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO...

Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications, Second Edition

Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications, Second Edition

Kelly S. Hale, Kay M. Stanney

September 10, 2014

A Complete Toolbox of Theories and Techniques The second edition of a bestseller, Handbook of Virtual Environments: Design, Implementation, and Applications presents systematic and extensive coverage of the primary areas of research and development within VE technology. It brings together a...

Variability in Human Performance

Variability in Human Performance

Thomas J. Smith, Robert A. Henning, Michael G. Wade, Thomas Fisher

August 26, 2014

Understanding the conditions under which variability in performance may arise, and the processes related to its emergence, gives us insight into the development of techniques for improving the quality of performance. Variability in Human Performance details the scientific and the practical...

Introduction to Crowd Science

Introduction to Crowd Science

G. Keith Still

June 30, 2014

Demonstrates Real-World Case Studies from a Range of Event Sites Introduction to Crowd Science examines the growing rate of crowd-related accidents and incidents around the world. Using tools, methods, and worked examples gleaned from over 20 years of experience, this text provides an...

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition

Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition

Neville A. Stanton, Mark S. Young, Catherine Harvey

June 23, 2014

Packed with illustrations and practical examples, Guide to Methodology in Ergonomics: Designing for Human Use, Second Edition provides a concise introduction to ergonomics methods in a straightforward manner that helps you conduct an ergonomics analysis of a product in development. It details the...

Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era, Second Edition

Sidney Dekker

June 23, 2014

The second edition of a bestseller, Safety Differently: Human Factors for a New Era is a complete update of Ten Questions About Human Error: A New View of Human Factors and System Safety. Today, the unrelenting pace of technology change and growth of complexity calls for a different kind of safety...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga

June 02, 2014

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

Complexity and the Human Experience: Modeling Complexity in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Complexity and the Human Experience: Modeling Complexity in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Paul A. Youngman, Mirsad Hadzikadic

May 22, 2014

Questions of values, ontologies, ethics, aesthetics, discourse, origins, language, literature, and meaning do not lend themselves readily, or traditionally, to equations, probabilities, and models. However, with the increased adoption of natural science tools in economics, anthropology, and...

Introduction to Risk and Failures: Tools and Methodologies

Introduction to Risk and Failures: Tools and Methodologies

D. H. Stamatis

May 02, 2014

Risk is everywhere, in everything we do. Realizing this fact, we all must try to understand this "risk" and if possible to minimize it. This book expands the conversation beyond failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) techniques. While FMEA is indeed a powerful tool to forecast failures for both...

Human Thermal Environments: The Effects of Hot, Moderate, and Cold Environments on Human Health, Comfort, and Performance, Third Edition

Human Thermal Environments: The Effects of Hot, Moderate, and Cold Environments on Human Health, Comfort, and Performance, Third Edition

Ken Parsons

April 09, 2014

In the ten years since the publication of the second edition of Human Thermal Environments: The Effects of Hot, Moderate, and Cold Environments on Human Health, Comfort, and Performance, Third Edition, the world has embraced electronic communications, making international collaboration almost...