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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...

Simulators for Transportation Human Factors: Research and Practice

Mark S. Young, Michael G. Lenné
July 11, 2017

Simulation continues to be a growth area in transportation human factors. From empirical studies in the laboratory to the latest training techniques in the field, simulators offer myriad benefits for the experimenter and the practitioner. This book draws together current trends in research and...

Cognition, Assessment and Debriefing in Aviation

Wolff-Michael Roth
July 06, 2017

Debriefing is a major component of the job in many high-risk industries where errors can have considerable, often deadly consequences, including combat, surgery, and aviation. Although there exists considerable literature on debriefing, recent reviews of the literature suggest (a) shortcomings in...

Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems

Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, Inna Bedny
July 01, 2017

Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that has gained recognition as an important field in ergonomics. HCI draws on ideas and theoretical concepts from computer science, psychology, industrial design, and other fields. Human–Computer Interaction is no longer limited to...

Aviation Psychology and Human Factors, Second Edition

Monica Martinussen, David R. Hunter
June 23, 2017

This book covers the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations and problems of aviation. It offers an overview of the role psychology plays in aviation, system design, selection and training of pilots, characteristics of pilots, safety, and passenger behavior. It covers...

Introduction to Design Engineering: Systematic Creativity and Management

W. Ernst Eder, Stanislav Hosnedl
June 21, 2017

Designing engineering products – technical systems and/or transformation processes – requires a range of information, know-how, experience, and engineering analysis, to find an optimal solution. Creativity and open-mindedness can be greatly assisted by systematic design engineering, which will...