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Human Factors

Human Factors investigates the cognitive and physical capabilities of humans at work, analyzing both individual and team behavior at different levels of abstraction in order to quantify and predict human performance. We also develop methods and tools to study human performance in the laboratory and in the field. The results inform the design and construction of user interfaces, physical equipment, and training interventions. Research and industrial applications include:

  • Team communication and coordination studies
  • Medical simulator design and construction
  • Methods for analysis such as eye-tracking and video analysis
  • Computational models of the neural basis of touch for neural prosthetics
  • Design of tools and techniques to improve human performance

Primary Faculty:

Gregory Gerling

Stephanie A. Guerlain

Ink Kim