Research and support facilities available to students in the program:
Numerous lab available to students with different focus:
- The Human Factors/Ergonomics Lab which has the capability of supporting student research in the fields of ergonomics, workplace design, usability, and interface design. The lab is equipped with a state of the art wireless EMG recording system, mobile and base mount eye trackers driven by Imotions software (includes affective modules), a driving simulator (270 degree), instruments to measure physiological and neurophysiological measures, electrically adjustable workstation, an Oculus Rift HMD, cameras, Wi‐Fi, and related support computers and software. The lab is being retrofitted to include capacity for in‐house user centered design studies, including multiple user studies, various healthcare settings, basic physical ergonomic research tasks, and various simulation facilities.
- The Virtual Environments, Cognition, and Training Research (VECTR) Lab which gives students hands‐on experience with all aspects of the research process, with an emphasis on applied experimental research psychology.
- Memory, Learning, and Motivation (MLM) Lab which addresses research questions related to human behavior and cognition,
- Learning, Attention, Vision, and Application (LAVA) with focus on Human Factors, Visual Attention, Gamification, and Data Visualization.
Current research activities and projects being carried out by program faculty and/or students:
- Kumar: Human Machine Interaction design, driver situational awareness, Remote Human Factors Validation
- Schuster: Cognitive factors in cybersecurity, human performance implications of video game experience, human-robot interaction, individual and shared cognition in complex environments, training
- Nathan-Roberts: affective design, sociotechnical systems, human factors in healthcare systems
- Palmer: Visual Attention, Gamification, and Data Visualization
- Andre: Display/control compatibility, medical device design and evaluation
- Feria: Visual perception and attention