Accession Number : AD0780988

Title :   Human Factor Applications in Boating Safety. Volume I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND OPERATIONS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Miller,James M.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 337

Abstract : Aspects of human factors engineering are applied to understanding the design and operation of boats. These are divided into three major areas. Under 'basic human characteristics' are the chapters on Operator Performance Stressors; Perception; Skill, Judgment and Decision Making; Manual Handling of Outboards; and Anthropometrics. The subject of 'accident causal analysis' is pursued through an in-depth statistical analysis of the Current Accident Data, used in the 1972 CG-357 report. More useable data for causal determination could be achieved by giving attention to Future Data Collection Methodology. The topic of 'design practices' is the most applied group of chapters in the report. This includes discussions of Non-Collision Injury Potentials, Displays and Controls, Visibility Requirements, and Current Design Practices. The topic of Computer Display Design Assistance was pursued as a tool for determining the visibility and control reach requirements in various boat designs. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Boats, *Safety, *Human factors engineering, Decision making, Perception, Operation, Anthropometry, Accidents, Wounds and injuries, Visibility, Recreation

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE