1st Edition

Advances in Understanding Human Performance Neuroergonomics, Human Factors Design, and Special Populations

Edited By Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Valerie Rice Copyright 2011
    910 Pages
    by CRC Press

    912 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Combining emerging concepts, theories, and applications of human factors knowledge, this volume focuses on discovery and understanding of human performance issues in complex systems, including recent advances in neural basis of human behavior at work (i.e. neuroergonomics), training, and universal design. The book is organized into ten sections that focus on the following subject matters:

    I: Neuroergonomics: Workload Assessment
    II: Models and Measurement in Neuroergonomics
    III: Neuroergonomics and Human Performance
    IV: Neuroergonomics and Training Issues
    V: Trainees: Designing for Those in Training
    VI: Military Human Factors: Designing for Those in the Armed Forces
    VII: New Programs/New Places: Designing for Those Unfamiliar with Human Factors
    VIII: Universal Design: Designing to Include Everyone
    IX: Designing for People with Disabilities
    X: Children and Elderly: Designing for Those of Different Ages

    Sections I through IV of this book focus on neuroscience of human performance in complex systems, with emphasis on the assessment and modeling of cognitive workload, fatigue, and training effectiveness. Sections V through X concentrate on applying human factors to special populations, with the caveat that the design information may not generalize to (or be of interest to) other populations. This broadens the conventional definition which limits special populations to those who have limitations in their functional abilities, i.e. those with chronic disabilities due to illness, injury, or aging. Thus, special populations can incorporate certain investigations and designs focused on military, students, or even developing countries and those naïve to the field of human factors, as well as those who are affected by disabilities and aging (both young and old).

    Many chapters of this book focus on analysis, design, and evaluation of challenges affecting students, trainees, members of the military, persons with disabilities, and universal design. In general, the chapters are organized to move from a more general, to a more specialized application. For example, the subtopics for those with disabilities include designing websites, workstations, housing, entrepreneur training, communication strategies, products, environments, public transportation systems, and communities.

    This book is of special value to a large variety of professionals, researchers and students in the broad field of human performance who are interested in neuroergonomics, training effectiveness, and universal design and operation of products and processes, as well as management of work systems in contemporary society. We hope this book is informative, but even more - that it is thought provoking. We hope it inspires, leading the reader to contemplate other questions, applications, and potential solutions in creating designs that improve function, efficiency, and ease-of-use for all.

    Seven other titles in the Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series are:

    Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
    Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling
    Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making
    Advances in Cognitive Ergonomics
    Advances in Occupational, Social and Organizational Ergonomics
    Advances in Human Factors, Ergonomics and Safety in Manufacturing and Service Industries
    Advances in Ergonomics Modeling & Usability Evaluation



    Neuroergonomics: Workload Assessment
    Neurogenetics of Working Memory and Decision Making Under Time Pressure, R. Parasuraman
    From Subjective Questionnaires to Saccadic Peak Velocity: A Neuroergonomics Index for Online Assessment of Mental Workload, L.L. Di Stasi, M. Marchitto, A. Antoli, E. Rodriguez, and J.J. Cañas
    Cognitive Workload Assessment of Air Traffic Controllers Using Optical Brain Imaging Sensors, H. Ayaz, B. Willems, S. Bunce, P. Shewokis, K. Izzetoglu, S. Hah, A. Deshmukh, and B. Onaral
    Prestimulus Alpha as a Precursor to Errors in a UAV Target Orientation Detection Task, C. Baldwin, J. Coyne, D. Roberts, J. Barrow, A. Cole, C. Sibley, B. Taylor, and G. Buzzell
    Decoding Information Processing When Attention Fails: An Electrophysiological Approach, R. Kasper, K. Das, M. Eckstein, and B. Giesbrecht
    Towards Adaptive Automation: A Neuroergonomic Approach to Measuring Workload During a Command and Control Task, T. Shaw, R. Parasuraman, L. Guagliardo, and E. de Visser
    A Predictive Model of Cognitive Performance Under Acceleration Stress, R. McKinley, J. Gallimore, and L. Tripp
    Static and Dynamic Discriminations in Vigilance: Effects on Cerebral Hemodynamics and Workload, M. Funke, J. Warm, G. Matthews, V. Finomore, Jr., M. Vidulich, B. Knott, W. Helton, T. Shaw, and R. Parasuraman

    Models and Measurement in Neuroergonomics
    4th Dimensional Interactive Design for Dynamic Environments, M. Galli,F. McKimm, H. Yanagihara, and V. Cimolin
    Developing Methods for Utilizing Physiological Measures, L. Reinerman-Jones, D. Barber, S. Lackey, and D. Nicholson
    Methods from Neuroscience for Measuring User Experience in Work Environments, D. Spath, M. Peissner, and S. Sproll
    Subjective and Objective Measures of Operator State in Automated Systems, L. Reinerman-Jones, K. Cosenzo, and D. Nicholson
    Brain Power: Implementing Powerful Neurally-Inspired Mechanisms in Computational Models of Complex Tasks, A. Santamaria
    ESP2: A Platform for Experimental Design in Cognitive Ergonomics, R. Sottile, L.Y. Di Marco, and L. Chiari
    Modeling Sleep-Related Activities from Experimental Observations: Initial Computational Frameworks to Understand Sleep Function(s), M.A. Greco, J. Murray, and C. Talcott
    Physiological Day-to-Day Variability Effects on Workload Estimation for Adaptive Aiding, G. Wilson, C. Russell, J. Monnin, J. Estepp, and J. Christensen
    Challenges of Using Physiological Measures for Augmenting Human Performance, M. Crosby and C. Ikehara
    Infrasonic Analysis of Human Speech: An Index of Workload, C. McClernon, M. Middendorf, B. Knott, G. Funke, and M. Harter

    Neuroergonomics and Human Performance
    Real-Time Classification of Neural Signals Corresponding to the Detection of Targets in Video Imagery, J. Touryan, L. Gibson, J. Horne, and P. Weber
    Understanding Brain Arousal and Sleep Quality Using a Neuroergonomic Smart Phone Application, D. Gartenberg and R. Parasuraman
    A Neuroergonomic Perspective on Human-Automation Etiquette and Trust, E. De Visser and R. Parasuraman
    Neuroethics: Protecting the Private Brain, J. Keebler, S. Ososky, G. Taylor, L Sciarini, and F. Jentsch
    Activity of Alerting, Orienting and Executive Neuronal Network Due to Sustained Attention Task - Diurnal fMRI Study, M. Fąfrowicz, T. Marek, K. Golonka, J. Mojsa-Kaja, H. Ogińska, K. Tucholska, E. Beldzik, A. Domagalik, and A. Urbanik
    Characteristic Changes in Oxygenated Hemoglobin Levels Measured by Near- Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) During "Aha" Experiences, K. Teranishi and H. Hagiwara
    Performance Under Pressure: A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Emotion Regulation, Psycho-Motor Performance and Stress, A. Haufler and B. Hatfield
    A Framework for Improving Situation Awareness of the UAS Operator through Integration of Tactile Cues, M. Johnston, K. Stanney, K. Hale, and R. Kennedy
    Predicting Perceptual Performance from Neural Activity, K. Das, S. Li, B. Giesbrecht, Z. Kourtzi, and M. Eckstein
    The Motion of Emotion: Affective Influences on Movement Planning and Execution, C. Janelle, S. Coombes and K. Gamble
    South Side of the Sky: Evidences for Two Different Scanning Strategies in the Upper and Lower Visual Fields, F. Di Nocera, M. Camilli, A. D'Arco, and S. Fagioli
    Visual Attention in a Team C2 Change Blindness Task, B. Knott, G. Funke, C. Knott, B. Miller, and A. Panganiban

    Neuroergonomics and Training Issues
    Training Needs for Units with Small Unmanned Aerial Aystems, P.J. Durlach
    NeuroGaming: Merging Cognitive Neuroscience & Virtual Simulation in an Interactive Training Platform, C. Berka, N. Pojman, J. Trejo, J. Coyne, A. Cole, C. Fidopiastis, and D. Nicholson
    Adaptive Training in an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Examination of Several Candidate Real-Time Metrics, C. Sibley, A. Cole, G. Gibson, D. Roberts, J. Barrow, C. Baldwin, and J. Coyne
    Learning Effects in Physiologically Activated Adaptive Aiding, J. Christensen, J. Estepp, I. Davis, and G. Wilson
    Theoretical Constructs of UAS Training, E. Viirre, K. Gramann, and S. Wing
    Neuroergonomics, From Theory to Practice, C. Fidopiastis and D. Nicholson

    Trainees: Designing for Those in Training
    The Human Factors of Instructional Design and Accelerated Learning, A. Oskorus, R. Meyer, T. Andre, and K. Moore
    Serious Games for UAS Training, M. White, USA
    Auditory Discrimination and Academic Performance, P. Alfred, V.J. Rice, G. Boykin, and L. Laws
    Self-Reported Sleep and Soldier Performance, V. Rice, J. Butler, and D. Marra
    Videogame Experience and Neurocognitive Timing Performance, G.L. Boykin, V.J. Rice, P. Alfred, and L. Laws
    Inclusive Academic Practices in an Undergraduate Engineering Research Experience, T. Smith-Jackson, T. Bose, K. Thamvichai, and C. Deitrich
    Evaluating a Human Factors Training Program for Content Retention and Effectiveness, C. Bazley
    Diagnosis of Consciousness in the Area of Occupational Hygiene and Safety in Polish Organizations, K. Boczkowska and K. Niziołek

    Military Human Factors: Designing for Those in the Armed Forces
    Assessment of Soldier Performance: A Comprehensive and Integrated Approach, L. Hasselquist , E. Zambraski, J. Augustyn, L. Banderet, L. Blanchard, and C. Bensel
    The Effects of Chemical/Biological Protective Patient Wraps on the Simulated Physiological Responses of Soldiers, M. Yokota, T. Endrusick, J. Gonzalez, and D. MacLeod
    The Effects of Encumbering the Soldier with Body Armor, L. Hasselquist, K. Gregorcdzyk, B. Corner, and C. Bensel
    Ergonomics Evaluation of an Exoskeleton Prototype, J.M. Schiffman, K.N. Gregorczyk, L. Hasslequist, C.K. Bensel, J.P. Obusek, D. Gutekunst, and P. Frykman
    Using a GPS-Based Tactile Belt to Assist in Robot Navigation, L.R. Elliott, E.S. Redden and R.A. Pettitt
    Development of a Remote Medical Monitoring System to Meet Soldier Needs, W. J. Tharion, M.J. Buller, A.J. Karis, and R.W. Hoyt
    Investigating the Performance of an Autonomous Driving Capability for Military Convoys, J. Davis and E. Schoenherr

    New Programs/New Places: Designing for Those Unfamiliar with Human Factors
    Ergonomically Streamlining the Process of Implementing Changes based on the Behavioral Approach, Z. Wisniewski, A. Polak–Sopinska, and J. Lewandowski
    Determinants of Implementing Systems of Occupational Hygiene and Safety Management in Polish Organizations, K. Boczkowska and K. Niziołek
    Representing Unstructured User Data for Inclusive Designers, F. Nickpour and H. Dong Squatting or Sitting: Alla Turca or Alla Franca?, O. Demibilek
    Doing the Laundry: Different Strokes for Different Folks, N. Busch, Germany, and H. Christiaans

    Universal Design: Designing to Include Everyone
    The Ability/Difficulty Table: A Tool to Identify the Limit Target in the Design for All Approach, G. Di Bucchianico
    Supporting Inclusive Evaluation with User Capability Data, U. Persad, P. Langdon, and P.J. Clarkson
    Access 2 All – Innovative HMI Concepts for Barrier-Free Travelling, K. Meinken, Germany, and A. Bekiaris
    Interaction Development for a Public Transit Rider Reporting System, E. Ayoob, T. Andrainoff, R. Dar Aziz, and A. Steinfeld

    Designing for People with Disabilities
    Dynamic Analysis of Opportunities and Needs of Persons with Disabilities in the Use of Application Interfaces, Z. Wisniewski, A. Polak–Sopinska, and J. Lecewicz–Bartoszewska
    Ergonomic Adjustment of a Selected Workstation to the Function of Occupational Rehabilitation, A. Polak-Sopińska and Z. Wiśniewski, Poland
    Evaluation of Methods to Remedy Existing Multi-Family Housing to Maximize Accessibility to Residents, I. Zackowitz and A. Vredenburgh
    A Program to Help Persons with Disabilities become Entrepreneurs, P. McAlindon, C. Mayo, and P. Shoemann
    Situational Disabilities in Firefighting - Impact on Communications, J. Järvinen
    Ethnicity, Aging, and the Usability of Blood Glucose Meters, S. Miller, A. Nolden, T. Smith-Jackson, and K. Roberto
    Lessons Learned from Blind Individuals on Videodescription, C. Chapdelaine and A. Jarry
    Application of the Critical Incident Technique to Evaluate a Haptic Science Learning System, K. Oh, S. Anand, H.N. Kim, N. Mi, H. Kleiner, T. Yamaguchi, and T. L. Smith-Jackson
    Analyzing the Behavior of Users with Visual Impairments in a Haptic Learning Application, S. Johnson, T. Yamaguchi, Y. Li, H.N. Kim, and C. S. Nam
    Comparison of Hand Grip Strength between Wheeled Mobility Device Users and Non-Disabled Adults, C. Joseph, C. D'Souza, V. Paquet, and D. Feathers
    Enhancing the Wheelchair Transfer Process to Elements in the Built Environment, A. Koontz, M. Toro, P. Kankipati, and R. Cooper
    Clear Floor Area for Wheeled Mobility Users, E. Steinfeld, C. D'Souza, V. Paquet, and J. White
    Anthropometric Data Visualization Tools to Improve Accessibility of Built Environments, C. D'Souza, V. Paquet, E. Steinfeld, and D. Feathers
    Mobility Impaired Users and Usability Requests in a Context of Public Transport, A. Simoes
    Priority Implementation Scenarios for Accessibility of Public Transport for Mobility Impaired Users, E. Gaitanidou and E. Bekiaris

    Children and Elderly: Designing for Those of Different Ages
    Handwriting Starts at Childhood: A Systematic Review of Variations on Handwriting Grip, M. Diaz Meyer, L. Sica, A. Sinn-Behrendt, and R. Bruder
    Ergonomic Student Workstation as a Condition for the Proper Shaping of Body Posture, J. Lecewicz-Bartoszewska, A. Polak-Sopinśka, and Z. Wisniewski
    Of Age Effects and the Role of Psychomotor Abilities and Practice When Using Interaction Devices, C. Sutter and M. Oehl
    Autism and the OrbiTouch Keyless Keyboard, P. McAlindon, C. Mayo, and B. DeLater
    Using Evidence Based Research Method to Design Inclusive Learning Environment for Autism, R. Khare, India, A. Mullick, and A. Khare
    The Older Drivers’ Adaptive Strategies: Some Factors of Interest, C. Gabaude, L. Moták, and J.-C. Marquié
    Evolution of Mobility by Public Transport and of Drivers' Working Conditions: New Relationships between Work and Aging, L. Cunha amd M. Lacomblez
    Ergonomic Workplace Design for the Elderly: Empirical Analysis and Biomechanical Simulation of Information Input on Large Touch Dcreens, S. Vetter, J. Bützler, N. Jochems, and C.M. Schlick
    Computer Workstation Ergonomics for an Aging Workforce, N. Charness
    Work System Design with the Ergonomic Harmony Framework for the Aging Workforce, L. Wang and H. Lau
    Website Usability Design Principles for the Elderly, R. Jones, M. Mossey, and M. Endsley
    OASIS HMI: Design for Elderly - A Challenge, V. Melcher, J.-P. Leuteritz, M. Panou, and A. Leonidis
    Collecting Data about Elderly and Making them Available for Designers, J. Molenbroek and B. Steenbekkers
    Design of a Mobile Social Community Platform for Chinese Older People, D. Ebert, X. Chen, Q. Gao, and P.-L. Rau
    Embodied Cognition and Inclusive Design: Using Gestures to Elicit User Requirements for Interactive Systems, Y. Ryu, T. Smith-Jackson, K. Carroll, S.-J. Kim, and M. Suh
    Iterative Ergonomic Design and Usability Testing for Elderly Citizens Applications, K. Touliou, M. Panou, and E. Bekiaris


    Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Valerie Rice