Accession Number : AD0714375

Title :   Performance, Recovery and Man-Machine Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Semi-annual progress rept. 1 Mar-31 Aug 70,

Corporate Author : TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK CENTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE

Personal Author(s) : Dudek,Richard A.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The purpose of this program is the generation of basic data concerning human performance and recovery within several work systems settings under conditions of varied environments, task demands, motivational levels, and nutritional factors. Further, to generate from this basic data the solution to real problems and recommended procedures for man's operation under varying conditions of the work system, e.g., work-facilitating period combinations for various task types, duration of tasks, environments, etc., determination operations, procedures, and methods for improved team operations, optimal work-rest schedules for crews of vehicles creating a vibrational environment, etc. The task model described in the previous report has been revised slighly in order to more fully encompass the work activities of man. The classification continuum of human work has been extended to include man as a 'social interactor' when man's primary function is to perform within a group with minimal machine interaction. With this addition, activities of work where men are required to make judgements are included in the task model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, EFFECTIVENESS), (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ENVIRONMENT), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, ATTENTION, MOTIVATION, NUTRITION, FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), GROUP DYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE