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Title: Application of neuroergonomics in the industrial design of mining equipment.
Authors: Mach, Quoc Hao
Keywords: Neuroergonomics;Industrial design;User interface;Neurophysiological techniques;Cognitive processing;Attentional resources;Memory scanning;Visual scanning;Quantitatiave electroencephalogram (QEEG);Non-invasive measurement technigue;Activitation patterns;Mining equipment
Issue Date: 26-Jun-2015
Abstract: Neuroergonomics is an interdisciplinary field merging neuroscience and ergonomics to optimize performance. In order to design an optimal user interface, we must understand the cognitive processing involved. Traditional methodology incorporates self-assessment from the user. This dissertation examines the use of neurophysiological techniques in quantifying the cognitive processing involved in allocating cognitive resources. Attentional resources, cognitive processing, memory and visual scanning are examined to test the ecological validity of theoretical laboratory settings and how they translate to real life settings. By incorporating a non-invasive measurement technique, such as the quantitative electroencephalogram (QEEG), we are able to examine connectivity patterns in the brain during operation and discern whether or not a user has obtained expert status. Understanding the activation patterns during each phase of design will allow us to gauge whether our design has balanced the cognitive requirements of the user.
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