Tag: research design


HSI® wins contract to support research about how human factors shape military operations

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Nov 2019

HSI® wins contract to support research about how human factors shape military operations

Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 2019 – HSI® has been awarded a five-year contract with Defence Research and Development Canada’s Toronto Research Centre (DRDC TRC) for support in Information Operations, Intelligence and Cyber research. The human aspect of military operations is shaped by many things. Culture, comprehension, and motivation all affect...

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HSI® wins Innovation Solutions Canada contract for Firefighter R&D

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Nov 2019

HSI® wins Innovation Solutions Canada contract for Firefighter R&D

Guelph, Ontario, Canada, November 2019 — For improved firefighter situational awareness, HSI® has been awarded an Innovative Solutions Canada Phase 1 (Proof of Concept) contract of $200,000 in response to an innovation challenge developed and funded by the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) administered by Defence Research and Development...

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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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Hypothetically Speaking: Simulated Scenario Development

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Jun 2016

Hypothetically Speaking: Simulated Scenario Development

Simulated scenarios, whether created as virtual first-person games or eLearning modules, provide an opportunity to create realistic environments without committing expensive “real-life resources”. For the purposes of our work, HSI® often constructs simulated scenarios for task analysis and training. For example, HSI® developed scenarios for the Defence Research and Development...

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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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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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KISS Those Bad Surveys Good-Bye

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Apr 2015

KISS Those Bad Surveys Good-Bye

Emily-Ana Filardo Developing an effective survey can be a form of art. I know what you’re thinking: how difficult can it be, right? You want to know how people feel about something, so you ask them a bunch of questions. Essentially that is what survey development is. But ensuring that...

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