Human Factors Weekly News
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.
- You can see fires, but now Qwake wants firefighters to see through them
- Wearable devices can reduce collision risk in blind and visually impaired people
- Exoskeletons have a problem: They can strain the brain
- Wearable Brain-Machine Interface Turns Intentions into Actions
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).
- Developing an Effective Targeted Mobile Application to Enhance Transportation Safety and Use of Active Transportation Modes in Fresno County: The Role of Application Design & Content
- Applying smart city concepts to address community concerns
- AI and Robots Are a Minefield of Cognitive Biases
- Blue Origin takes its first passengers to space
- Young workers now value respect over 'fun' perks in the workplace
- Scientists develop tougher, safer bicycle helmets using new plastic material
- Bleak cyborg future from brain-computer interfaces if we're not careful
- Smartphone gaming can be harmful for some seeking relief from boredom, study finds
- The Future of Wellness Will Be Driven by Data and Biomarkers
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