Tag: performance


Skills Fading or Skills Maintenance?

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May 2017

Skills Fading or Skills Maintenance?

How HSI® helped Pacific Gas and Electric develop a strategy to maintain workers’ skills. The Need: Across North America, organisations of all kinds invest billions in skills training.  Depending on the frequency of use and other causes, inevitably – and predictably – these skills fade.  So yet more is spent...

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Modeling and Simulation Research Can Ease Your Pain

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Sep 2016

Modeling and Simulation Research Can Ease Your Pain

Neck pain is a serious concern within the pilot and flight engineer community. HSI® has taken part in research focused specifically on characterizing the typical neck loads experienced by CH-146 Griffon aircrew within the Royal Canadian Air Force – identifying and prioritizing potential mitigating strategies, and evaluating the benefits of...

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People scattered around a room, climbing ladders, looking out windows, zero gravity (people handing off ceiling as well as standing on floor)

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May 2016

What Do My Colleagues Do All Day?

Do you ever sit at work and wonder, “What do my colleagues do all day?” Yesterday, HSI had its 2016 Project Briefing Day. We do this once a year to get updated on what neat and innovative research projects our consultants worked on over the past year. Not only does...

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Motion Capture for Effective Digital Human Models

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Nov 2015

Motion Capture for Effective Digital Human Models

Motion capture technology has come a long way over the years with improvements in accuracy, capture frequency, accessibility, and affordability. Accompanying these improvements has been a growth in applications, including use of motion capture as a supplement to digital human models. Motion capture technology by definition is any device that...

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Happy 1st Birthday to Our Website!

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Oct 2015

Happy 1st Birthday to Our Website!

This week our re-designed website turns 1 year old. We’ve gone through a lot over the past year with this website…here are some of the things we’ve learned along the way: One size does not fit all – What looked great on a laptop didn’t always look so fabulous on...

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May 2015

One Giant LEAP for the Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have posted a video on YouTube promoting Defence Research and Development Canada’s CAN-LEAP combat mobility course. This course was developed by HSI® in conjunction with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), by using feedback from operations to design realistic obstacles with advanced sensors to quantify...

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STOCK photo

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May 2015

Considering Human Factors in Military R&D: A Body Armour Example

In military research and development, we often come across equipment specifications that have to be met to resolve technical issues and keep pace with the capabilities of other nations. Because new and exciting technologies are developed at an unprecedented rate, it’s easy to focus on the technological attributes of new...

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