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Evaluation of Human Work

4th 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

2nd 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...

Applied and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory: Advances in Studies of Human Performance

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
June 13, 2019

This book presents new data in Applied Activity Theory (AAT) and Systemic-Structural Activity Theory (SSAT), that can be used in the study of human performance. The SSAT is the high-level generality theory that offers standardized principles of the analyses of human activity. These principles can...

Human Heat Stress

1st Edition

Ken Parsons
February 18, 2019

Thousands of people continue to die from heat. Heat illnesses and advice for preventing heat casualties at work, during heatwaves, sport and the effects of global warming are described. A new perspective on thermoregulation integrates physiological and psychophysical regulated variables. Heat...

Human Performance, Workload, and Situational Awareness Measures Handbook, Third Edition - 2-Volume Set

3rd Edition

Valerie Jane Gawron
January 09, 2019

This two-volume set was developed to help researchers and practitioners select measures to be used in the evaluation of human/machine systems. It can also be used to supplement classes at both the undergraduate and graduate courses in ergonomics, experimental psychology, human factors, human...

Human Performance and Situation Awareness Measures

3rd Edition

Valerie Jane Gawron
January 09, 2019

This book was developed to help researchers and practitioners select measures to be used in the evaluation of human/machine systems. The book begins with an overview of the steps involved in developing a test to measure human performance. This is followed by a definition of human performance and a...

Workload Measures

3rd Edition

Valerie Jane Gawron
January 09, 2019

This book was developed to help researchers and practitioners select measures to be used in the evaluation of human/machine systems. The book includes definitions of human workload and a review of measures. Each measure is described, along with its strengths and limitations, data requirements,...

Individual Latent Error Detection (I-LED): Making Systems Safer

1st Edition

Justin R.E. Saward, Neville A. Stanton
December 14, 2018

Undetected human error in aircraft maintenance creates a latent error condition that can contribute to undesirable outcomes. Individual Latent Error Detection (I-LED) acts as an additional system safety control that helps an engineer recall past errors through environmental cues. This book...

Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body

1st Edition

Redha Taiar, Christiano Bittencourt Machado, Xavier Chiementin, Mario Bernardo-Filho
November 30, 2018

Whole Body Vibrations: Physical and Biological Effects on the Human Body allows an understanding about the qualities and disadvantages of vibration exposure on the human body with a biomechanical and medical perspective. It offers a comprehensive range of principles, methods, techniques and tools...

Work Activity Studies Within the Framework of Ergonomics, Psychology, and Economics

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Inna S. Bedny
September 20, 2018

Systemic-structural activity theory (SSAT), founded by Gregory Bedny, is a relatively new unified framework for the study of efficiency of human performance, equipment, and software design. This book presents new recently obtained data in the field of SSAT that can be used in the study of...

The Handbook of Operator Fatigue

1st Edition

Gerald Matthews, P.A. Hancock, Paula A. Desmond
August 02, 2018

Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. It is not confined to any one area of activity but enters all situations in which humans have to perform for extended intervals of time. Most problematic are the circumstances in which obligatory action is continuous and the...

Modelling Command and Control: Event Analysis of Systemic Teamwork

1st Edition

Neville A. Stanton, Chris Baber
July 31, 2018

Since its inception, just after the Second World War, Human Factors research has paid special attention to the issues surrounding human control of systems. Command and control environments continue to represent a challenging domain for human factors research. Modelling Command and Control takes a...

Vehicle Feedback and Driver Situation Awareness

1st Edition

Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon
June 05, 2018

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

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

2nd 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...

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