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Firefighters' Clothing and Equipment: Performance, Protection, and Comfort

1st Edition

Guowen Song, Faming Wang
November 26, 2018

Protective clothing and equipment used for firefighters protect them against their harsh working environment loaded with strong thermal hazards, elevated environmental temperatures, low oxygen concentration and smoke. This book describes an in-depth review of firefighting clothing and equipment,...

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

1st Edition

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
October 01, 2018

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...

Human Factors and Ergonomics for the Gulf Cooperation Council: Processes, Technologies, and Practices

1st Edition

Shatha N. Samman
July 19, 2018

With a combined GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth of 65% since 1998 and a current valued estimate of $1.6 trillion, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates Countries, is projected to exceed $2.0 trillion by 2020....

Intuitive Interaction: Research and Application

1st Edition

Alethea Blackler
July 03, 2018

This book explores recent research in intuitive interaction worldwide by a range of leading academics and practitioners in the field. It builds on past work as it ventures into new areas, such as how users perceive intuitiveness of an interface, how people experience intuitive interaction...

The Right Light: Matching Technologies to Needs and Applications

1st Edition

Spiros Kitsinelis
March 09, 2018

With so many new lighting technologies available for a wide range of visual environments, how do you choose the options that best address the needs and improve the quality of life for various groups? Focusing on applications and everyday use of light sources, The Right Light: Matching Technologies...

Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology

1st Edition

Tim Horberry, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Lisa J. Steiner
February 16, 2018

Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology first introduces Human-Centered Design (HCD) and outlines the benefits of this approach for mining equipment and new technology: HCD is a process that aims to make equipment and systems more usable and acceptable by explicitly focusing...

Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design: Methods, Practical Guidance, and Applications

1st Edition

Nicholas J. Stevens, Paul M. Salmon, Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton
January 29, 2018

The integration of Human Factors in Land Use Planning and Urban Design (LUP & UD) is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary field. This book offers practical guidance on a range of Human Factors methods that can be used to rigorously and reliably explore LUP & UD. It provides new ways...

Introduction to Human Factors: Applying Psychology to Design

1st Edition

Nancy J. Stone, Alex Chaparro, Joseph R. Keebler, Barbara S. Chaparro, Daniel S. McConnell
December 13, 2017

This is a comprehensive, but accessible text that introduces students to the fields of human factors and ergonomics. The book is intended for undergraduate students, written from the psychological science perspective along with various pedagogical components that will enhance student comprehension...

Handbook of Human Factors in Air Transportation Systems

1st Edition

Steven James Landry
November 15, 2017

One of the primary applications of human factors engineering is in the aviation domain, and the importance of human factors has never been greater as U.S. and European authorities seek to modernize the air transportation system through the introduction of advanced automation. This handbook provides...

Green Engineering: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design

1st Edition

Riadh Habash
November 08, 2017

This is a primary text project that combines sustainability development with engineering entrepreneurship and design to present a transdisciplinary approach to modern engineering education. The book is distinguished by extensive descriptions of concepts in sustainability, its principles, and its...

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

1st Edition

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...

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications

1st Edition

Haydee M. Cuevas, Jonathan Velázquez, Andrew R. Dattel
October 02, 2017

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications is written for the practitioner who wishes to learn about human factors (HF) but is more interested in application (applied research) than theory (basic research). Each chapter discusses the application of important human factors theories,...

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