Advances in Understanding Human Performance

Neuroergonomics, Human Factors Design, and Special Populations

Edited by Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Valerie Rice

© 2011 – CRC Press

910 pages

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Hardback: 9781439835012
pub: 2010-06-20
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About the Book

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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