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Sloan, R. B. (Rodger B.)

Works: 3 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 10 library holdings
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Most widely held works by R. B Sloan
A Foggy start : determining the effect of eyewear fogging on visual task performance by R. B Sloan( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To evaluate the effect of fogging of eyewear on task performance and to assess the effectiveness of an anti-fog coating, nine participants completed a visual search task under conditions simulating the two most likely occurrences of eyewear fogging. In the static environment, participants performed a visual search task while seated in front of a computer terminal. The eyewear was cold soaked in a cooler prior to being donned to simulate moving from a cold exterior to a warm interior environment. In the exercise environment, simulating exercising in the cold, participants performed the task in a cooled climatic chamber while pedaling a cycle ergometer. In this environment the eyewear was not cold soaked but was donned prior to entering the chamber. All participants performed the visual search task in static and exercise environments under three conditions: wearing no eyewear (bare-eye), wearing eyewear that had been treated with an anti-fog coating (coated eyewear) and wearing eyewear that had not been treated with anti-fog coating (uncoated eyewear). Each condition was video recorded and participants' subjective evaluations of the degree of fogging were collected at regular intervals throughout the task. Accuracy and speed of response were collected as performance measures on the visual search task. In the static environment fogging occurred on the uncoated eyewear immediately after it was removed from the cooler and continued for up to two minutes into the visual search task. Coated eyewear also fogged on six of the nine participants but for a much shorter period of time. Participants were significantly more accurate in performing the task while in the bare-eye and coated eyewear conditions compared to the uncoated condition. No effect of response time was evident but slowest responses were observed in the bare-eye condition. It is proposed that practice in performing the task was a contributing factor in this finding
Phase 1 : incidence of exertional heat illness in recruits : final report by Heather MacDonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phase 1 of the project described in this report collected data on exertional heat illness (EHI) among officer and recruit trainees. Data were collected from 828 trainees and 68 staff and identified some useful tools and significant correlations using symptom questionnaires, environmental information and other data collection methods. Using the data collected, the report makes specific recommendations for the Canadian Forces Recruit and Training System Headquarters and Canadian Forces Base St. Jean, as well as some general recommendations to further reduce the risk of future EHI incidents
Integration of corrective lenses for the NBC respirator and ballistic protective eyewear by Rodger B Sloan( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Canadian Forces are pursuing two separate eyewear projects: replacing the in-service corrective vision respirator spectacles and providing protection from ballistic fragments & the sun for the soldier's eyes. The current respirator glasses were developed over 20 years ago while recent developments in materials technology have made new options available. The ballistic protection is a new requirement based upon the escalating rate of eye injuries on the modern battlefield. This paper examines the options available for integrating these two projects. The results of human factors focus groups & field trials are discussed as well as the technical & optical specifications developed to date
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