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Inattentional Blindness

Drivers’ limited capacity to process the myriad details they absorb could explain why they sometimes fail to avoid crashes with motorcycles.
5-Jan-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Testing a Web-Based Teen Driver Training Program to Manage Distraction

In new research presented at the HFES 2017 International Annual Meeting, a team of human factors/ergonomics researchers discussed how a supplemental Web-based driver training approach using realistic scenarios and visual effects could help reduce...
13-Nov-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Feeling Stressed During the Workday? Research Says Playing Video Games May Help

More than half of Americans regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration, and anxiety while at work. Those in safety-critical fields, such as air traffic control and health care, are at an even greater risk for cognitive...
12-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

App Concept Tackles Medication Reminders for Children with Chronic Diseases

Using a game-based format, the conceptual app engages both children and caregivers to ensure compliance with medication regimens.
24-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Technology Aims to Provide Peace and Positive Stimulation to Dementia Patients

Patients can engage with the Ambient Activity Technology device any time to view family photos, hear their favorite music, and play games.
28-Jun-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Leave Baby Boomers Behind When Designing Wearable Technology

Accounting for age-related cognitive and physical challenges can increase adoption rates for older users who need help managing their health.
23-Jun-2017 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Findings Aim to Improve Global Medical Device Standard on Auditory Alarms

Participants recognized and remembered each of the four prototype alarm sets better than those designed under the current IEC standard, and could localize three of the four prototype alarms faster and more accurately.
9-Jun-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Building a Better Model of Human-Automation Interaction

People generally make decisions using two ways of thinking: They think consciously, deliberate for a while, and try to use logic to figure out what action to take – referred to as analytical cognition. Or people unconsciously recognize patterns in...
14-Apr-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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