Human Factors News Monthly Roundup (September 2021)
We're back with another one of our monthly news roundups!
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This month, we had the pleasure of attending two conferences!
Check out our coverage of UXPA where we catch up with Christy Harper to hear about her experience at the conference, and how it compares with past events (pre-covid).
We also had the opportunity to attend Neuroergonomics Conference. In our preview episode, Nick and Blake look over the program and discuss the things they're interested in.
Once Neuroergonomics Conference was over, we had a chance to sit down with some of our Human Factors Cast Digital Media Lab members and one of the co-chairs of the conference, Lewis Chuang, to discuss their experiences at the conference, as well as some of their key takeaways.
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.
Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots
Key mental abilities can actually improve during aging
New Model for Solving Novel Problems Uses Mental Map
Emoji are proposed as a powerful way for patients and doctors to communicate
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
- Space Tourist Toilet Issues Were So Bad That They Set Off An Alarm
- Technical Feasibility of a Wheelchair Securement Concept for Airline Travel: A Preliminary Assessment
- Exclusive: FAA Investigates If It's Safer to Leave Cellphones On
- NASA Flight Tests of Futuristic ‘Air Taxi’ Are Finally Underway
- The Red Warning Light on Richard Branson’s Space Flight
- Teenagers aren’t as lonely in lockdown if interacting positively online
- Do screens really hurt kids? Not much, and they may have some benefits
- Adolescent Mental Health? There’s a ‘Vaccine’ for That
Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making
- A study on usability and design parameters in face mask: Concept design of UVW face mask for COVID-19 protection
- Using flow disruptions to understand healthcare system safety: A systematic review of observational studies
- Pandemic Healthcare Innovation Led To Wearable Treatments
- Pandemic tech left out public health experts. Here’s why that needs to change.
- A New Way to Understand—and Possibly Treat—OCD
- New Smart Helmet Rapidly Assesses Stroke Patients
- How the U.S. ARMY is Turning Robots into Team Players
- MIT's toolkit lets anyone design their own muscle-sensing wearables
- Exosuit That Helps With the Heavy Lifting
- Effects of two grip force levels and forearm postures on hand-arm transmitted vibration and physiological responses
Perception and Performance
Surface Transportation / Travel
- Law Enforcement, First Responder and Crash Investigation Preparation for Automated Vehicle Technology
- Relationship between sound perception and acoustics of seat-belt warning sound
Usability and System Evaluation
- Sharing lessons learnt: Reflections on a novel approach to developing the contextual activity template
- New augmented reality applications assist astronaut repairs to space station
- What the Brain Shows: The Benefits of Virtual Reality in Creative Arts Therapies
Weekly News Roundups (September 2021)
- Human Factors Weekly News (09/07/21)
- Human Factors Weekly News (09/14/21)
- Human Factors Weekly News (09/21/21)
- Human Factors Weekly News (09/28/21)