Human Factors Weekly News
Welcome to the Human Factors Cast Weekly News Roundup, a weekly roundup of all news related to Human Factors, Psychology, Design, and Technology as it relates to humans. These stories are selected as potential topics for Human Factors Cast's weekly podcast. Want this in your RSS/Feed reader? Grab our RSS Feed here.
This week we've got some really great stories on new ways to kiss (virtually), how tech is revolutionizing the fast food industry, and the broken toilet on the ISS. Of particular interest is new training on standards in Aerospace and Defense. We've also made a brand new section for stuff hidden behind paywalls! There's lots here, so let's get to it...
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. Our Patreons decide which topics we discuss on the show from these types of news stories.
- VR Researchers Have Basically Figured Out How to Simulate the Feel of Kisses
- From Butcher Bots to Robo Burger Flippers: 6 Ways the Food Industry's Turning to Tech in 2022
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).
- New options for removing your personally identifiable information from [Google] Search
- The curse of the toilet continues! Bathroom broke during tourists' stay on ISS
- Mapping the Brain to Understand the Mind
- Brainstorming on Zoom Hampers Creativity
- IEEE Spectrum has New Courses on Technical Standards Used in Aerospace and Defense
- Skeletonics demonstrated the Arrive, a 3-meter-tall exoskeleton suit
Peer Reviewed Human Factors Journal Articles (Paywalled)
These consist of human factors related peer reviewed journal articles that require a paywall to see.
- A Typology for the Application of Team Coordination Dynamics Across Increasing Levels of Dynamic Complexity
- Perceived Discomfort, Neck Kinematics, and Muscular Activity During Smartphone Usage: A Comparative Study
- Testing Senders’ Visual Occlusion Model: Do Operators (Drivers) Really Predict During Visual Occlusion?
- Cervical Spine Motion Requirements From Night Vision Goggles May Play a Greater Role in Chronic Neck Pain than Helmet Mass Properties
- Workarounds in the Shadow System: An Ethnographic Study of Requirements for Documentation and Cooperation in a Clinical Advisory Center
- Model-Based Decision Support System for Improving Emergency Response
- The Role of Platform Brand in the Association Between Social Media Use, Stress and Educational Attainment
- Haptic Zoom: An Interaction Model for Desktop Haptic Devices with Limited Workspace
- Determining Ergonomic Risks Arising from the Use of Information Technologies in the Covid-19 Environment
- Misalignment in Semantic User Model Elicitation via Conversational Agents: A Case Study in Navigation Support for Visually Impaired People
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