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Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology

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

This book introduces Human-Centered Design (HCD) and outlines the benefits of the approach for mining equipment and new technology. It is a process that aims to make equipment and systems more usable and acceptable by focusing on the end user, their tasks, their work environment, or use context....

Introduction to Senior Transportation: Enhancing Community Mobility and Transportation Services

Helen K. Kerschner, Nina M. Silverstein
February 07, 2018

Introduction to Senior Transportation focuses on an issue that is a growing concern—the community mobility needs of older adults. Surpassing the coverage available in existing gerontology textbooks, it enables the reader to understand and appreciate the challenges faced by older adults as they make...

Behavioral Research and Analysis: An Introduction to Statistics within the Context of Experimental Design, Fourth Edition

Max Vercruyssen, Hal W. Hendrick
February 05, 2018

Now in its fourth edition, Behavioral Research and Analysis: An Introduction to Statistics within the Context of Experimental Design presents an overview of statistical methods within the context of experimental design. It covers fundamental topics such as data collection, data analysis,...

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

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

This book furthers the role of human factors methods in land use planning and urban design that was recognised by Stevens and Salmon in 2014. At a simplistic level the issues found in both discipline areas are one and the same: the design of the environment brings about emergent behaviours that in...

Brain–Computer Interfaces Handbook: Technological and Theoretical Advances

Chang S. Nam, Anton Nijholt, Fabien Lotte
January 24, 2018

This handbook is a valuable resource to anyone involved with improvement of people's lives by replacing, restoring, supplementing and improving motor action, and understanding the neural bases of such functions. While there are several other resources available, there is no handbook such as this...

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...

Introduction to Human Factors: Applying Psychology to Design

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...

Physical Hazards of the Workplace, Second Edition

Barry Spurlock
December 11, 2017

The recognition and control of  hazards in the work environment are the cornerstone of every company’s safety and health plan. Every workplace contains dangers, especially those devoted to technology, machinery, and potentially hazardous material. This book provides you with the information...

Creative Thinking And Problem Solving

John Fabian
December 08, 2017

A practical new book for scientists, engineers, project leaders, and others working in the technical fields. The book adds depth, "how-to", and success to your creative thinking and problem solving.This book will allow you to sharpen your creative edge, giving you better problem solving skills....

Safe Work Practices for Wastewater Treatment Plants, Third Edition

Frank R. Spellman, Kathern D. Welsh
December 06, 2017

This book details how to start and maintain a successful safety program in a municipal or industrial water or wastewater plant with special emphasis on the practical implementation. This new edition provides the latest OSHA regulations and recommendations, and each chapter has been updated with new...

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...

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