RESEARCH & DISCOVERIES
Current Areas of Study
PROCEDURAL SYSTEMS IN HIGH-RISK INDUSTRIES
Procedures play a vital role in improving efficiency and maintaining safety in high-risk industries.
Our research analyzes performance variations of workers by understanding how workers interact with procedures in their day-to-day work.
UAVS IN DISASTER RESPONSE
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in Disaster Response
UAVs can provide important information for emergency operations managers.
However, pilots are often tired, stressed, and not trained for disaster response. This can lead to delays in communicating needed information.
The purpose of this project is to monitor human behaviors and interactions during the use of unmanned aerial systems to inform the design of training and interactive tools.
FATIGUE RISK ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT IN HIGH-RISK ENVIRONMENTS (FRAME)
This project examines the reliability and validity of the FRAME survey - a critical step before the survey can be recommended for use in practice. Currently, the FRAME survey is being refined for implementation.
VISUALIZATIONS FOR ELECTRICAL GRID OPERATIONS
Visualizations for control room operations and engineers may increase situation awareness and performance.
Using eye-tracking, we are exploring what makes a good visualization for different tasks.
TACTILE FEEDBACK IN UTILITY EXCAVATION
Underground utility excavation is dangerous and in the US there is an incident ~ once per minute!
Having a clear understanding of the location (depth and geolocation) can remarkably decrease this rate.
This project is focused on developing a haptic feedback system to provide spatial location of underground utilities.