Ergonomics & Human Factors

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Human Factors in Automotive Engineering and Technology

Guy H. Walker, Neville A. Stanton
July 27, 2017

Offering a unique perspective on vehicle design and on new developments in vehicle technology, this book seeks to bridge the gap between engineers, who design and build cars, and human factors, as a body of knowledge with considerable value in this domain. The work that forms the basis of the book...

Driving With Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications

Warren Brodsky
July 27, 2017

This book, the first full-length text on the subject, explores the everyday use of music listening while driving a car. It presents the relationship between cars and music in an effort to understand how music behaviour in the car can either enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased...

Patient Safety Culture: Theory, Methods and Application

Patrick Waterson
July 27, 2017

How safe are hospitals? Why do some hospitals have higher rates of accident and errors involving patients? How can we accurately measure and assess staff attitudes towards safety? How can hospitals and other healthcare environments improve their safety culture and minimize harm to patients? These...

Safe Design and Construction of Machinery: Regulation, Practice and Performance

Elizabeth Bluff
July 27, 2017

The origin of this book is the compelling evidence that a high proportion of machinery-related deaths and injuries are attributable to genuine and serious risks originating within machine design and construction. This trend continues despite significant legal obligations, notably the European...

Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries

Jeffrey Braithwaite, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Julie Johnson
July 27, 2017

This book offers a global perspective on healthcare reform and its relationship with efforts to improve quality and safety. It looks at the ways reforms have developed in 30 countries, and specifically the impact national reform initiatives have had on the quality and safety of care. It explores...

Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective, Third Edition

A. Ian Glendon, Sharon Clarke
July 26, 2017

The third edition of a bestseller, Human Safety and Risk Management: A Psychological Perspective incorporates a decade of new research and development to provide you with a comprehensive and contemporary guide to the psychology of risk and workplace safety. A major enhancement is reflected in the...

Application of Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design and Training

Gregory Z. Bedny
July 26, 2017

This book offers analytical methods for studying human work in ergonomics and psychology that are similar to ones utilized by the engineering sciences. SSAT offers not only new qualitative but also formalized and quantitative methods of analysis. This book will describe quantitative methods of task...

Biomechanics: Principles and Practices

Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino
July 26, 2017

Presents Current Principles and Applications Biomedical engineering is considered to be the most expansive of all the engineering sciences. Its function involves the direct combination of core engineering sciences as well as knowledge of nonengineering disciplines such as biology and medicine....

Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel

Steven George Hayes, Praburaj Venkatraman
July 26, 2017

Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel takes a close look at the design and development of functional apparel designed for high-performance sportswear. Implementing materials, performance, technology, and design and marketing, the book examines this rapidly emerging textile...

Integrating Human Factors Methods and Systems Thinking for Transport Analysis and Design

Gemma J. M. Read, Vanessa Beanland, Michael G. Lenné, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon
July 26, 2017

Governments and road safety agencies around the world have either introduced or are considering 'safe system' strategies, a long overdue acknowledgement that different elements of the road system contribute to road safety outcomes. Human factors approaches have a leading role here in both...

Fundamentals of Wearable Computers and Augmented Reality, Second Edition

Woodrow Barfield
July 26, 2017

Data will not help you if you can’t see it where you need it. Or can’t collect it where you need it. Upon these principles, wearable technology was born. And although smart watches and fitness trackers have become almost ubiquitous, with in-body sensors on the horizon, the future applications of...

Textiles and Human Thermophysiological Comfort in the Indoor Environment

Radostina A. Angelova
July 26, 2017

Textiles and Human Thermophysiological Comfort in the Indoor Environment delivers a methodical assessment of textile structures for various applications in the indoor environment with respect to the thermophysiological comfort of the inhabitants. The book begins by offering an overview of the role...

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