Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (January, 2023)
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Wow, it's been an exciting month in the world of human factors engineering! With the revival of airships and the best of CES2023, it's clear that this field is constantly evolving. CES2023 has provided us with a glimpse into the future of technology and how human factors plays a crucial role in its development. As practitioners in this field, it's our job to make sure that technology is designed with the human in mind, and these recent developments only reinforce the importance of our work.
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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.
The Tech Is Finally Good Enough for an Airship Revival
Transportation Research Board 2022 Annual Report
The Best of CES2023
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
- Finally, an eVTOL you can buy (soon)
- First-ever UK space flight set for January 9th
- A Brief List of Horrifying Things Space Travel Does to the Human Body
- Airbus tests pilot assist that can automatically divert flights
- FAA Says Computer System Update Should Prevent Another Glitch That Grounded 11,000 Planes
- Clinical Trial Results Indicate Low Rate of Adverse Events Associated With Implanted Brain Computer Interface
- An ALS patient set a record for communicating via a brain implant: 62 words per minute
- Exploring the potential of AI in UX: benefits, risks, and future trends
- Guy "Outsources" His Own Memory to AI
- Unlocking the potential of AI tools with UX research
- Roboticists Want to Give You a Third Arm
- The tech industry still has a long way to go when it comes to accessibility
- Culture, cognition, and human-computer interaction
- The worst of tech in 2022
- What to expect at CES 2023
- Sony’s video game controllers and the Disability Tax
- The safer you feel, the less safely you might behave – but research suggests ways to counteract this tendency
- Multiple OSHA Violations Identified in Video of Boston Dynamics Robot Assisting Construction Worker
Surface Transportation / Travel
- Transportation Research Board 2022 Annual Report
- Bus Operator Workforce Management: Practitioner’s Guide
- Risk-Based Inspection and Strength Evaluation of Suspension Bridge Main Cable Systems
Usability and System Evaluation
- CityU researchers develop wireless, ultrathin “Skin VR” to provide a vivid, “personalised” touch experience in the virtual world
- Measuring simulator sickness in VR: a guide for UX researchers
- DARPA wants AR goggles to help soldiers with complex tasks
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