Human Factors in Simulation and Training

Human Factors in Simulation and Training

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Edited by Dennis A. Vincenzi, Edited by John A. Wise, Edited by Mustapha Mouloua, Edited by Peter A. Hancock

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  • Publisher: CRC Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 453 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 18mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 23 December 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Bosa Roca
  • ISBN 10: 1420072838
  • ISBN 13: 9781420072839
  • Illustrations note: 89 black & white illustrations, 27 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,377,723

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Measure twice, cut once. Although applicable to all areas of human factors research, the old adage is especially relevant to simulation and training. As a tool, simulation is an aid to the imagination, however, if incorrectly or inadequately used, it can lead to inaccurate outcomes that not only limit the possibilities but potentially cause harm. A comprehensive overview of the topic from a human factor perspective, Human Factors in Simulation and Training not only reflects the state-of-the art but also integrates the literature on simulation into a cohesive resource. The editors have collected chapters on a wide variety of topics, beginning with theory and application in areas ranging from traditional training to augmented reality to virtual reality. This coverage includes surface ships, submarines, naval aviation, commercial aviation, space, and medicine. The theory based section focuses on human factors aspects of simulation and training ranging from the history of simulators and training devices, to future trends in simulation from both a civilian and military perspective. The chapters expand on concepts regarding simulator usage particularly with respect to the validity and functionality of simulators as training devices. They contain in depth discussions of specific issues including fidelity, interfaces and control devices, transfer of training, simulator sickness, effects of motion in simulated systems, and virtual reality. As more, and more sophisticated, simulation tools and training technologies become available, a complete understanding of how to use them appropriately will be even more crucial. Elucidating theory and application, the book addresses numerous issues and concepts pertaining to human factors in simulation and training, making this volume an important addition to the bookshelf of any human factors professional.

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Table of contents

Theory Human Factors in Simulation and Training: An Overview, W.F. Moroney and M.G. Lilienthal Justification for Use of Simulation, T.N. Thompson, M.A. Bell, and J.E. Deaton Transfer of Training, D. Liu, E. Blickensderfer, D. Macchiarella, and D.A. Vincenzi Simulation Fidelity, D. Liu, D. Macchiarella, and D.A. Vincenzi Controls and Displays for Aviation Research Simulation, K.K. Liggett and G.L. Calhoun Simulation Sickness, K.M. Stanney and R.S. Kennedy Simulation-Based Situation Awareness Training, L.D. Strater and C.A. Bolstad Performance Assessment in Simulation, S. Hall and M. Brannick The Future of Simulation, P. A. Hancock Application Human Factors and Discrete-Event Simulation, L. Trocine and D. Liu Virtual Reality in the Training Environment, Cdr. D. Schmorrow, D. Nicholson, S. Lackey, R. Allen,K. Norman, and Cdr. J. Cohn The Transformation of Ship Handling and Navigation Training, A.G. Seamon Space Adaptation Syndrome and Perceptual Training, M. Mouloua, J.A. Smither, and R.S. Kennedy Civil Aviation: Flight Simulators and Training, R.J. Lofaro and K.M. Smith Distributed After-Action Review for Simulation-Based Training, E.E. Wiese, J. Freeman, W.J. Salter, E.M. Stelzer, and C. Jackson Performance Measurement Issues and Guidelines for Adaptive, Simulation- Based Training, P.M. Mangos and J.H. Johnston Decision Making Under Crisis Conditions: A Training and Simulation Perspective, T. Nickens, D. Liu, and D. Vincenzi Augmented Reality as a Means of Job Task Training in Aviation, D. Macchiarella, D. Liu, and D.A. Vincenzi Simulation Research in the Command and Control of Air Operations: Implications of the Network-Centric Concept, R.S. Bolia, M.A. Vidulich, and W.T. Nelson Simulation Advances in Medical Training: Laparoscopic Skill Acquisition, E.A. Schmidt and M.W. Scerbo Communications and Coordination Training with Speech-Interactive Synthetic Teammates: A Design and Evaluation Case Study, B. Bell, J. Ryder, and Cpt. Stacie N. Pratt Appendix A: Glossary of Modeling Terms