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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...

Skill Training in Multimodal Virtual Environments

1st Edition

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...

Quality of Life Technology Handbook

1st Edition

Richard Schulz
March 09, 2018

A collaboration between leading scientists, practitioners, and researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, this book is a comprehensive resource describing Quality of Life technologies and their development, evaluation, adoption, and commercialization. It takes an...

Computer Systems Experiences of Users with and Without Disabilities: An Evaluation Guide for Professionals

1st Edition

Simone Borsci, Masaaki Kurosu, Stefano Federici, Maria Laura Mele
March 09, 2018

This book provides the necessary tools for the evaluation of the interaction between the user who is disabled and the computer system that was designed to assist that person. The book creates an evaluation process that is able to assess the user's satisfaction with a developed system. Presenting a...

Multiplayer Online Games: Origins, Players, and Social Dynamics

1st Edition

Guo Freeman
February 23, 2018

Multiplayer Online Games (MOGs) have become a new genre of "play culture," integrating communication and entertainment in a playful, computer-mediated environment that evolves through user interaction. This book comprehensively reviews the origins, players, and social dynamics of MOGs, as well as...

Human-Centered Design for Mining Equipment and New Technology

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

4th 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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

3rd 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

1st Edition

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...

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