Tag: human factors


Military soldier holding and aiming weapon while on knee

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Apr 2015

Shooting Pain: Solving for Humans in the Recoil Equation

If you’ve ever seen an action movie like ‘The Matrix’ it’s doubtless that you’re aware of weapon recoil. For some reason, every time someone pulls a trigger, their weapon dramatically kicks up and backwards, and a brass bullet casing falls to the ground in glorious slow motion. While action movies...

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My Path to Using Science to Help People

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Feb 2015

My Path to Using Science to Help People

When I set out on the path of biomechanics research as a career, my driving thought was, “I want to use all of this applied science, to which I’ve devoted the last three years of my life, to actually make a difference in people’s lives.” For the first three years...

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Bird's eye view of New York City streets

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Jan 2015

The Grid: Supercities Made Easy

I love New York. That’s the saying, right? Google tells me it’s been New York’s slogan to promote tourism since 1977. Upon my recent visit to NY for the first time, I have to admit, it’s the perfect slogan – I too love New York. The culture is amazing, the...

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Classic-looking stop watch

07

Jan 2015

Lineups: Time Slipping Away

In the lifespan of seventy years, researchers estimate that humans spend three years waiting in line. My first thought is…only seventy years in my lifespan!? My next thought… more than three years of waiting!? Of course, when you think of all the times you line up, you begin to wonder...

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Pair of glasses resting on an optometrist's Letter Screen

26

Nov 2014

Training the Lazy Eye

Linda Varga It is never good when someone uses the word lazy to describe any part of you. “Lazy: adjective; not liking to work hard or to be active; not having much activity; moving slowly” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Nobody wants to be called lazy and nobody wants to admit they are...

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LEAPing Across the Globe

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Oct 2014

LEAPing Across the Globe

I admit it… I’m a travel junkie. I love exploring new places, and I’m incredibly lucky that some of my work enables this addictive habit! If you’ve explored our website, you may have read about a project I’ve worked on called the Load Effects Assessment Program (or LEAP – I...

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Size Matters

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Sep 2014

Size Matters

NOTE:  Thanks to Brian Mangan, guest blogger and collaborator with Harry Angel on this project! Size matters?! How does that phrase apply to HSI®, a human factors consulting company, I hear you say? Well, I’m so glad you asked. In the context of systems integration and human factors, very little...

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Paint By Numbers

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Sep 2014

Paint By Numbers

Picking paint colours is difficult.  Very difficult.  You have to think about what it will look like with your furniture, with the amount of light in the room, and at different times of the day.  A wrong selection is an expensive and time-consuming error. Whoever thought of the system to...

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