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Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition

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John R. Wilson, Sarah Sharples
April 16, 2015

Written by experts with real-world experience in applying ergonomics methodology in a range of contexts, Evaluation of Human Work, Fourth Edition explores ergonomics and human factors from a "doing it" perspective. More than a cookbook of ergonomics methods, the book encourages students to think abo...

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

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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 t...

Vehicle Feedback and Driver Situation Awareness

Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon
April 17, 2018

A potentially troubling aspect of modern vehicle design – some would argue - is a trend towards isolating the driver and reducing vehicle feedback, usually in the name of comfort and refinement but increasingly because of automation. There can be little doubt cars have become more civilised over...

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

Kelly S. Hale, Kay M. Stanney
April 10, 2018

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...

Skill Training in Multimodal Virtual Environments

Massîmo Bergamasco, Benoit Bardy, Daniel Gopher
March 09, 2018

The advent of augmented reality technologies used to assist human operators in complex manipulative operations—has brought an urgency to research into the modeling and training of human skills in Virtual Environments. However, modeling a specific act still represents a challenge in cognitive...

Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems, Third Edition

Robert W. Proctor, Trisha Van Zandt
December 26, 2017

Recently, there have been a number of advances in technology, including in mobile devices, globalization of companies, display technologies and healthcare, all of which require significant input and evaluation from human factors specialists. Accordingly, this textbook has been completely updated,...

Safety, Reliability, Human Factors, and Human Error in Nuclear Power Plants

B.S. Dhillon
December 15, 2017

Each year billions of dollars are being spent in the area of nuclear power generation to design, construct, manufacture, operate, and maintain various types of systems around the globe. Many times these systems fail due to safety, reliability, human factors, and human error related problems. The...

Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications, Second Edition

Amit Bhattacharya, James D. McGlothlin
November 30, 2017

In the fifteen years since the publication of Occupational Ergonomics: Theory and Applications significant advances have been made in this field. These advances include understanding the impact of ageing and obesity on workplace, the role of ergonomics in promoting healthy workplaces and...

Vehicle Simulation: Perceptual Fidelity in the Design of Virtual Environments

Alfred T. Lee
November 08, 2017

This book covers the problem of fidelity in the design of virtual environments with specific reference to the design of vehicle simulators. The default design goal has been on the physical replication of a given real-world environment and, in the case of vehicles, the specific appearance and...

Increasing Motorcycle Conspicuity: Design and Assessment of Interventions to Enhance Rider Safety

Lars Rößger, Michael G. Lenné
November 06, 2017

It’s a widely recognised trend that powered-two-wheelers' (PTWs) use has been steadily increasing and is projected to increase further. While providing benefits to the community in the form of reduced traffic congestion and environmental benefits, the risks to PTW riders remain and visibility will...

Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Robert Bridger
November 02, 2017

Building on the success of previous editions, the 4th edition of ‘Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics’ provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the field. The new edition places the subject matter into a system context using a human-machine model to structure the chapters...

Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications

Patricia A. Scott
October 23, 2017

Industrially developing countries have the largest populations, the highest levels of poverty, poor health, and illiteracy, and the greatest need for improvement in working conditions. And as the marketplace and the workforce goes increasingly global, accountability with regard to the abuse of...

Cognitive Engineering and Safety Organization in Air Traffic Management

Tom Kontogiannis, Stathis Malakis
October 19, 2017

This book covers the Air Traffic Management (ATM) environment and the controller-crew interactions. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations and organizational procedures are also presented in a succinct manner so that novel and experienced aviation practitioners appreciate...

Intelligent Adaptive Systems: An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective

Ming Hou, Simon Banbury, Catherine Burns
October 12, 2017

As ubiquitous as the atmosphere, intelligent adaptive systems (IASs) surround us in our daily lives. When designed well, these systems sense users and their environments so that they can provide support in a manner that is not only responsive to the evolving situation, but unnoticed by the user. A...

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