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Human Factors and Ergonomics


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With the rapid introduction of highly sophisticated computers, (tele) communication, service and manufacturing systems, a major shift has occurred in the way people use technology and work with it. The objective of this book series is to provide researchers and practitioners a platform where important issues related to these changes can be discussed and methods and recommendations can be presented for ensuring that emerging technologies provide increased productivity, quality, satisfaction, safety, and health in the new workplace and the information society.

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Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Fall Prevention and Protection: Principles, Guidelines, and Practices

Hongwei Hsiao, PhD
October 20, 2016

This book covers a wealth of knowledge from experts and informed stakeholders on the best ways to understand, prevent, and control fall-related risk exposures. Featured are subjects on: (1) a public health view of fall problems and strategic goals; (2) the sciences behind human falls and injury...

Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability

Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability

Joseph V. Cohn, Sae Schatz, Hannah Freeman, David J. Y. Combs
September 27, 2016

In our increasingly globally interconnected world, understanding and appreciating the sociocultural context within which individuals make their decisions is critical to developing successful partnerships. The collection of chapters in this volume illustrates how advances in information and social...

Ergonomics in Design: Methods and Techniques

Ergonomics in Design: Methods and Techniques

Marcelo M. Soares, Francisco Rebelo
August 26, 2016

Currently people deal with various entities (such as hardware, software, buildings, spaces, communities and other people), to meet specific goals while going about their everyday activities in work and leisure environments. These entities have become more and more complex and incorporate functions...

Ergonomic Workplace Design for Health, Wellness, and Productivity

Ergonomic Workplace Design for Health, Wellness, and Productivity

Alan Hedge
July 14, 2016

Even with today’s mobile technology, most work is still undertaken in a physical workplace. Today’s workplaces need to be healthy environments that minimize the risks of illnesses or injuries to occupants to compete in the marketplace. This necessitates the application of good ergonomics design...

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...

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...

Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care

Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care

Yoel Donchin, Daniel Gopher
October 16, 2013

The occurrence of failures and mistakes in health care, from primary care procedures to the complexities of the operating room, has become a hot-button issue with the general public and within the medical community. Around the Patient Bed: Human Factors and Safety in Health Care examines the...

Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples

Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples

Nong Ye
July 26, 2013

New technologies have enabled us to collect massive amounts of data in many fields. However, our pace of discovering useful information and knowledge from these data falls far behind our pace of collecting the data. Data Mining: Theories, Algorithms, and Examples introduces and explains a...

Cross-Cultural Design for IT Products and Services

Cross-Cultural Design for IT Products and Services

Pei-Luen Patrick Rau, Tom Plocher, Yee-Yin Choong
December 04, 2012

With the increase of globalization of business and industry, IT products and services are often produced and marketed across geographical cultural boundaries without adequate consideration of culture. There is a high probability that IT products and services developed in one country may not be...

The Science of Footwear

The Science of Footwear

Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
November 06, 2012

Although we now have sophisticated algorithms and techniques for determining the shapes and sizes and for matching the fit between shoes and feet, few, if any, of the books currently available cover these new technologies until now. Bringing together high-quality and state-of-the-art contributions...

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition

Mark R. Lehto, Steven J. Landry
October 26, 2012

Supplying a breadth and depth of coverage beyond that found in most traditional texts, Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics for Engineers, Second Edition presents and integrates important methods and tools used in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Human Factors and Ergonomics to design...

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