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Will Automated Vehicles Take the Stress Out of Driving? Research Says "Don't Count on It."
Monday, May 7, 2018 – The expectation that automated vehicles will make drivers’ jobs easier, especially if they’ve been behind the wheel for an extended period, may be more than a little flawed, according to a study by human factors/ergonomics researchers at Texas Tech University. In their newly published Human Factors article... read more


Going Beyond "Human Error"
Monday, April 30, 2018 – Failures in highly technological environments, such as military aircraft, can be investigated using known tools like HFACS, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Human Factors Analysis and Classification System. However, because of some limitations, HFACS does not always highlight the deeper causal factors that contribute to such failures. read more

Graduate Student Wins Design Contest for Mobile Health App for Those Considering Elective Mastectomy
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – HFES congratulates Marisa Grayson, a master's student in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department at Ohio State University, on taking first place in the 2018 “Mobile Health Applications for Consumers” Student Design Competition. read more