Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (February 2022)
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These consist of news stories that we have featured on our weekly podcast. If you are not familiar with the show, we let our Patreons decide which topics we discuss on the show each week from these types of news stories.
New Military Tech Lets One Person Fly Swarm of 130 Drones
Spine Implants Allow Paralyzed Man To Control Legs Using App
Researchers call for greater clarity over what constitutes ‘a mental health problem’
Human Factors News
These consist of news stories that we have not covered on the show, but are still worthy of sharing!
Aerospace Systems / Aviation
- Astronauts Announce First Ever Spacewalk From SPACEX Spaceship
- An Experimental Flying Car Just Crashed During a Test
Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
- People are fast and accurate when making high-value decisions
- Wayne State study addresses major outstanding question in theoretical models of memory
- Learning to enjoy cognitive effort
- One in three young people say they felt happier during lockdown
- Seeing ‘green’ can ease confusion, anger in navigating hospitals, WVU researcher says
- Coping with complexity in the COVID pandemic: An exploratory study of intensive care units
- Overlooked disease: Tens of thousands of people have problems at work
- Employers should nurture friendship and support amongst co-workers to unlock creativity
Perception and Performance
- Perception study may explain promising depression therapy
- Study challenges advice to perform different tasks at specific times
- New device lets people who are blind "see" in infrared
- A bioelectronic tongue ‘tastes’ sweetness
- The Long Road to Today’s Cochlear Implant
Usability and System Evaluation
- Virtual Reality Users Keep Suffering Horrible Injuries
- A virtual reality 'Shopping Task' could help test for cognitive decline in adults
- Space Colonists Will Likely Resort to Cannibalism, Scientist Says