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

ISBN 9781138111813
Published May 31, 2017 by CRC Press
910 Pages

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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



Table of Contents

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

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