Assessing Operator Workload


In both an applied and theoretical setting, the understanding of the human factors that contribute to differing levels of cognitive workload is imperative to managing most safety critical work (Djorkic, Lorenz &Fricke, 2010; Neal et al., 2013). There are various cognitive mechanisms underlying workload, which Neal et al. (2013) broadly define as the psychological state … Read More

The Pitfalls of Automation


Humans retain a vital role in most high-risk industries, particularly in their abilities to problem solve and respond to unanticipated events. The demands on these operators┬áhave been increasing and are likely to reach a point where current human and technological capabilities will be severely strained. This situation has in the past, and will in the … Read More