Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (October 2021)
We're back with another one of our monthly news roundups!
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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 augmented reality applications assist astronaut repairs to space station
Koma 1.5 can be either a buggy or a powered exoskeleton, as required
New Research Shows Learning Is More Effective When Active
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
- NASA Scientists Predict Settlements on Moons of Saturn, Jupiter
- Air Taxis Are Safe—According to the Manufacture
- Blue Origin Unveils Plans for Commercial Space Station Called “Orbital Reef”
- Wheelchair Users Float in Zero G, Blown Away by Experience
- Brain damage from long stays in space
Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
- How the brain navigates cities
- Scientists look beyond the individual brain to study the collective mind
- People Who Jump to Conclusions Show Other Kinds of Thinking Errors
- Our brains have a “fingerprint” too
- User-centered requirement elicitation for the procurement of medical equipment used by different services and types of end-users
- Doctors should rely less on ‘mental shortcuts’ when deciding patient care
- Listening to a Story Helps Hospitalized Kids Heal
- Teaming with industrial cobots: A socio-technical perspective on safety analysis
- Scientists Built an AI to Give Ethical Advice, But It Turned Out Super Racist
- A Florida Restaurant Got a Robot Waiter and Tips Spiked
- Q&A: Ghost Robotics CEO on Armed Robots for the U.S. Military
- Pentagon Wants AI to Predict Events Before They Occur
- Powered exoskeleton helps amputees walk with less effort
- Effects of vibration and target size on the use of varied computer input devices in basic human-computer interaction tasks
Perception and Performance
- How the brain ignores distracting information to coordinate movements
- Sense of smell is our most rapid warning system
- Why do we remember stressful experiences better?
- The vicious circle of high academic achievement
- Understanding Predictors and Withdrawal Symptoms of Internet Gaming Disorder
- Google Maps Adds Wildfire Layer to Help You Find the One Place That's Not Burning
- Amazon’s Astro Is a Mobile Alexa and Cup Holder that Costs $1k
- Passenger safety briefings – are some operators missing the point by undermining the safety message?
Surface Transportation / Travel
- The Metaverse Could Help Us Better Understand Reality
- Usability evaluation of augmented reality-based maintenance instruction system
TRIGGER WARNING - Cybersecurity / Healthcare
Unfortunately from time to time, we run into stories that may be painful to read, but are relevant to the field of human factors. In this case, the following story deals with the tragic loss of life as a result of a cybersecurity issue. We're including this in our stories as it highlights the importance of the Human Factors behind cybersecurity. Read at your own risk.
Weekly News Roundups (October 2021)
- Human Factors Weekly News (10/05/21)
- Human Factors Weekly News (10/12/21)
- Human Factors Weekly News (10/19/21)
- Human Factors Weekly News (10/26/21)