Set Phasers on Stun

And Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error

Author: Steven Michael Casey

Publisher: Aegean Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780963617880

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 251

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Forensic Human Factors and Ergonomics

Case Studies and Analyses

Author: Michael S. Wogalter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429869150

Category: Law

Page: 416

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This book has 18 case study chapters investigating various injury scenarios through the use of a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) analysis. Each injury scenario derives from one or more similar lawsuits (but names, places and some of the details are fictionalized). The scenarios describe a ‘slice of life’ of people interacting with products, equipment, tasks, and environments before they are seriously hurt. The forensic analyses that follows each scenario gives a background of prior similar events and systematically examines potential causes leading up the injury event, with emphasis on the person-machine interface, human error, hazard analysis, hazard control and a model of communication-human information processing (C-HIP). Chapter authors are highly experienced expert witnesses in HFE. The methods used are general techniques that can be applied to other injury scenarios, but would be better if employed earlier in a product’s life cycle to prevent or limit injury. The last chapter offers some broad take-away points that cut across several of the case studies.

Introduction to Human Factors

Applying Psychology to Design

Author: Nancy J. Stone,Alex Chaparro,Joseph R. Keebler,Barbara S. Chaparro,Daniel S. McConnell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149878383X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 404

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This is a comprehensive, but accessible text that introduces students to the fields of human factors and ergonomics. The book is intended for undergraduate students, written from the psychological science perspective along with various pedagogical components that will enhance student comprehension and learning. This book is ideal for those introductory courses that wish to introduce students to the multifaceted areas of human factors and ergonomics along with practical knowledge the students can apply in their own lives.

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Author: Gavriel Salvendy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118129083

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1752

View: 3440


The fourth edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomicshas been completely revised and updated. This includes allexisting third edition chapters plus new chapters written to covernew areas. These include the following subjects: Managing low-back disorder risk in the workplace Online interactivity Neuroergonomics Office ergonomics Social networking HF&E in motor vehicle transportation User requirements Human factors and ergonomics in aviation Human factors in ambient intelligent environments As with the earlier editions, the main purpose of this handbookis to serve the needs of the human factors and ergonomicsresearchers, practitioners, and graduate students. Each chapter hasa strong theory and scientific base, but is heavily focused on realworld applications. As such, a significant number of case studies,examples, figures, and tables are included to aid in theunderstanding and application of the material covered.

Driver Acceptance of New Technology

Theory, Measurement and Optimisation

Author: Dr Alan Stevens,Professor Michael A Regan,Professor Tim Horberry

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405854

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 1422


Acceptance of new technology and systems by drivers is an important area of concern to governments, automotive manufacturers and equipment suppliers, especially technology that has significant potential to enhance safety. To be acceptable, new technology must be useful and satisfying to use. If not, drivers will not want to have it, in which case it will never achieve the intended safety benefit. Even if they have the technology, drivers may not use it if it is deemed unacceptable, or may not use it in the manner intended by the designer. At worst, they may seek to disable it. This book brings into a single edited volume the accumulating body of thinking and research on driver and operator acceptance of new technology. Bringing together contributions from international experts from around the world, the editors have shaped a book that covers the theory behind acceptance, how it can be measured and how it can be improved. Case studies are presented that provide data on driver acceptance of a wide range of new and emerging vehicle technology. Although driver acceptance is the central focus of this book, acceptance of new technology by operators in other domains, and across cultures, is also investigated. Similarly, perspectives are derived from domains such as human computer interaction, where user acceptance has long been regarded as a key driver of product success. This book comes at a critical time in the history of the modern motor vehicle, as the number of new technologies entering the modern vehicle cockpit rapidly escalates. The goal of this book is to inspire further research and development of new vehicle technology to optimise user acceptance of it; and, in doing so, to maximise its potential to be useful, satisfying to use and able to save human life.

Patterns in Safety Thinking

A Literature Guide to Air Transportation Safety

Author: Geoffrey R. McIntyre

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing


Category: Transportation

Page: 137

View: 5914


An educational supplement to safety management training courses for aviation safety practitioners, which examines and classifies the literature on transportation safety, providing real world, practical illustrations of the theory

An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering

Author: Christopher D. Wickens,Sallie E. Gordon,Yili Liu

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 636

View: 9489


This text uses extensive case studies which feature a factory assembly line, an automated teller, a household appliance, an aircraft landing, which are used to illustrate human factors challenges to design.

Using Human Factors Engineering to Improve Patient Safety

Author: N.A

Publisher: Joint Commission on


Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 6258


Human factors engineering (HFE) is concerned with understanding human characteristics and how humans interact with the world around them, and applying that knowledge to the design of systems that are safe, efficient and comfortable. This book describes how to use HFE tools and principles to curb preventable errors and minimize patient harm.