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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...

Ghosts in the Machine: Rethinking Learning Work and Culture in Air Traffic Control

Christine Owen
October 10, 2017

This book provides a socio-cultural analysis of the ways in which air traffic controllers formally and informally learn about their work and the active role that organisational cultures play in shaping interpretation and meaning. In particular, it describes the significant role that organizational...

Human Factors in Practice: Concepts and Applications

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,...

Light Sources, Second Edition: Basics of Lighting Technologies and Applications

Spiros Kitsinelis, Spyridon Kitsinelis
September 28, 2017

Decide Which Lighting Technology Is Best for Your Application Light Sources, Second Edition: Basics of Lighting Technologies and Applications presents an overview of the three main technologies that have produced the numerous families of lighting products on the market today: electrical...

Prevention of Accidents at Work: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017), October 3-6, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

Ales Bernatik, Lucie Kocurkova, Kirsten Jørgensen
September 18, 2017

Prevention of Accidents at Work collects papers presented at the 9th International Conference on the Prevention of Accidents at Work (WOS 2017) held in Prague, Czech Republic, on October 3-6, 2017, organized by the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The conference on current issues within...

Accessible Public Transportation: Designing Service for Riders with Disabilities

Aaron Steinfeld, Jordana L. Maisel, Edward Steinfeld
September 05, 2017

The United States is home to more than 54 million people with disabilities. This book looks at public transit and transportation systems with a focus on new and emerging needs for individuals with disabilities, including the elderly. The book covers the various technologies, policies, and programs...

Company Success in Manufacturing Organizations: A Holistic Systems Approach

Ana M. Ferreras, Lesia L. Crumpton-Young
August 16, 2017

In the past, company success was typically measured by financial indicators. Lately though, non-financial measures such as employee morale have become popular. Although there are approaches that look into quantitative and qualitative performance measures affecting company success, none of them...

Automobile Automation: Distributed Cognition on the Road

Victoria A. Banks, Neville A. Stanton
August 14, 2017

Increasing levels of driving automation has changed the role of the driver from active operator to passive monitor. However, Systems Design has been plagued by criticism for failing to acknowledge the new role of the driver within the system network. To understand the driver's new role within an...

The Neurosciences and the Practice of Aviation Medicine

Anthony N. Nicholson
August 11, 2017

This book brings the neurosciences to operational and clinical aviation medicine. It is concerned with the physiology and pathology of circadian rhythmicity, orientation, hypotension and hypoxia, and with disorders of the central nervous system relevant to the practice of aviation medicine. The...

Additive Manufacturing: Design, Methods, and Processes

Steinar Westhrin Killi
August 08, 2017

Additive manufacturing has matured from rapid prototyping through the now popular and "maker"-oriented 3D printing, recently commercialized and marketed. The terms describing this technology have changed over time, from "rapid prototyping" to "rapid manufacturing" to "additive manufacturing," which...

Training and Assessing Non-Technical Skills: A Practical Guide

Matthew J.W. Thomas
August 07, 2017

Providing a practical guide to the training and assessment of non-technical skills within high-risk industries, this book will be of direct interest to safety and training professionals working within aviation, healthcare, rail, maritime, and other high-risk industries. Currently, each of these...

Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Russell Mannion, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Paul Shekelle, Stuart Whittaker, Samir Al-Adawi
August 03, 2017

Following on from 2015’s Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries, this book encompasses a global perspective on healthcare while shifting the focus from reform to showcasing success stories of healthcare systems worldwide. It...

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