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Human Performance OptimizationThe Science and Ethics of Enhancing Human Capabilities$
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Michael D. Matthews and David M. Schnyer

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190455132

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190455132.001.0001

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Computational Approaches to Human Performance in Moderate and Extreme Settings

Computational Approaches to Human Performance in Moderate and Extreme Settings

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(p.90) 5 Computational Approaches to Human Performance in Moderate and Extreme Settings
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Human Performance Optimization
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Logan T. Trujillo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190455132.003.0005

The field of human factors studies the interaction between humans and technological systems in order to optimize human–system performance, research that has traditionally been focused on observation and experiment in laboratory and real-world settings. However, a multidisciplinary subfield of human factors called human performance modeling has recently emerged that involves the development and application of mathematical models, computer simulation techniques, and computational data analysis methods to the study of human performance. This chapter provides an introduction to the use of computational modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques in human factors research, with an eye toward how such methods may be used to optimize human performance in extreme settings.

Keywords:   human factors, human–technology interaction, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, computational data analysis introduction

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