Human Factors Weekly News (04/06/21)
Hey everyone, we're trying something different this week and are posting a roundup of our news through the use of our blogging tool on our website. We feel this will likely serve as a better way to disseminate the news as a weekly/monthly roundup. By approaching it this way, we accomplish two goals:
- The content is contained all in one place! We'll even pull in stories shared from members of our Slack and Discord communities so nothing is missed.
- This allows us to share these news stories on our other social platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to help spread the news to others who may not be a part of the chat communities.
Below you'll find two categories of news stories:
- Our Top News Stories - These consist of news stories that we feel have enough substance to them to justify a 20-30 minute segment on the podcast (i.e. there's a lot of application/fun things for us to talk about). If you are not familiar with the podcast, we actually let our Patreons decide which topics we discuss on the show from these types of news stories.
- Human Factors News - These consist of news stories that have a human factors application, but may just be a brief one-liner (e.g. not a whole lot to talk about but cool enough for us to share).
If you're curious at all as to how we find and sort through this news, join Nick on Twitch for his office hours, every Tuesday from 11:00AM-12:00PM Pacific, 2:00PM-3:00PM Eastern.
Our Top News Stories
- Are Digital Humans the Next Step in Human-Computer Interaction?
- Evaluating the safety of edge lane roads
- Researchers demonstrate first human use of high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface
Human Factors News
- Human Factors and Ergonomics and the management of existential threats: A work domain analysis of a COVID‐19 return from lockdown restrictions system
- The effect of arm support and control modes on muscle fatigue, eye fatigue, and posture changes in mobile game use among young adults
- Exerted force estimation using a wearable sensor during manual material handling
- Improving accuracy of gaze‐control tools: Design recommendations for optimum position, sizes, and spacing of interactive objects
- Measuring pedestrian traffic fatalities
- What Exactly Is Your Brain Doing When Reading Code?
- Using rumble strips to prevent crashes
- High-Visibility Enforcement and Seat Belt Use
- Hurricane Evacuation Modeling Package
- Guidelines for Cost-Effective Safety Treatments of Roadside Ditches
- Wearing comfort and perceived heaviness of smart glasses
- LED Roadway Lighting: Impact on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness
- The color red influences investor behavior, financial research reveals
- Attention and working memory: Two sides of the same neural coin?
- Google’s new app automagically organizes your scanned documents
- Redefining what a map can be with new information and AI