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The handbook of operator fatigue

Author: Gerald Matthews
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Company, ©2012.
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Fatigue is a recognized problem in many facets of the human enterprise. This title addresses such important facets of fatigue as: the scale of the fatigue problem, the nature of fatigue, how to  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Matthews
ISBN: 9780754675372 0754675378 9781409442653 1409442659
OCLC Number: 755213222
Description: xix, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Contents: Part I Introduction to Operator Fatigue: An overview of operator fatigue, Gerald Matthews, Paula A. Desmond, Catherine Neubauer and P.A. Hancock; An historical view of operator fatigue, James C. Miller; Challenges in fatigue and performance research, Bob Hockey. Part II The Nature of Fatigue: Conceptualizing and defining fatigue, P.A. Hancock, Paula A. Desmond and Gerald Matthews; Individual differences in stress, fatigue and performance, James L. Szalma; Task characteristics and fatigue, Phillip L. Ackerman, Charles Calderwood and Erin Marie Conklin; Fatigue in sports psychology, Timothy David Noakes. Part III Assessment of Fatigue: Approaches to the measurement of fatigue, Christopher Christodoulou; Dimensional models of fatigue, Gerald Matthews, Paula A. Desmond and Edward M. Hitchcock; Models of individual differences in fatigue for performance research, Gerald Matthews, P.A. Hancock and Paula A. Desmond. Part IV The Neuroscience of Fatigue: Neuroscience of sleep and circadian rhythms, Siobhan Banks, Melinda L. Jackson and Hans P.A. Van Dongen; The influence of fatigue on brain activity, Ashley Craig and Yvonne Tran; Cerebral hemodynamic indices of operator fatigue in vigilance, Joel S. Warm, Lloyd D. Tripp, Gerald Matthews and William S. Helton; Biochemical indices of fatigue for anti-fatigue strategies and products, Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Hirohiko Kuratsune and Osami Kajimoto. Part V Performance Effects of Sleep Loss and Circadian Rhythms: Socio-emotional and neurocognitive effects of sleep loss, William D.S. Killgore; Circadian rhythms and mental performance, Jim Waterhouse; Sleep loss and performance, Valerie J. Gawron. Part VI Fatigue and Health: Differentiating fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome and psychiatric disorders, Leonard A. Jason, Molly Brown, Meredyth Evans and Abigail Brown; Chronic fatigue syndrome, Diane L. Cox; Upper respiratory tract illnesses and fatigue, Andrew P. Smith. Part VII Applied Contexts for Operator Fatigue: Long work hours, fatigue, safety, and health, Roger R. Rosa; Fatigue and road safety: identifying crash involvement and addressing the problem within a safe systems approach, R.F. Soames Job, Andrew Graham, Chika Sakashita and Julie Hatfield; Driver fatigue and safety: a transactional perspective, Catherine Neubauer, Gerald Matthews and Dyani J. Saxby; Understanding and managing fatigue in aviation, John A. Caldwell; Soldier fatigue and performance effectiveness: yesterday, today and tomorrow, Gerald P. Kreuger. Part VIII Operational Countermeasures: Adaptive automation for mitigation of hazardous states of awareness, Chad L. Stephens, Mark W. Scerbo and Alan T. Pope; Countermeasures for driver fatigue, Ann Williamson; Work scheduling, Philip Tucker and Simon Folkard; Avoiding the impact of fatigue on human effectiveness, Jonathan French and Kelly J. Neville; Model-based fatigue risk management, Hans P.A. Van Dongen and Gregory Belenky; Index.
Responsibility: by Gerald Matthews [and others].


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