Works (14)

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2023 article

Assessing workload in using electromyography (EMG)-based prostheses

Park, J., Berman, J., Dodson, A., Liu, Y., Armstrong, M., Huang, H., … Zahabi, M. (2023, June 10). ERGONOMICS, Vol. 6.

By: J. Park*, J. Berman n, A. Dodson n, Y. Liu*, M. Armstrong*, H. Huang n, D. Kaber*, J. Ruiz*, M. Zahabi*

author keywords: Mental workload; prosthesis; classification; machine learning
TL;DR: The findings suggested that task performance measures, pupillometry data, and CPM outcomes, combined with the naïve bayes (NB) and random forest (RF) algorithms, are most promising for classifying cognitive workload. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 26, 2023

2019 journal article

Application of Cognitive Task Performance Modeling for Assessing Usability of Transradial Prostheses

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS, 49(4), 381–387.

By: M. Zahabi*, M. White*, W. Zhang n, A. Winslow n, F. Zhang n, H. Huang n, D. Kaber*

Contributors: M. Zahabi*, M. White*, W. Zhang n, A. Winslow n, F. Zhang n, H. Huang n, D. Kaber*

author keywords: Cognitive modeling; GOMSL; mental workload; prosthetics
TL;DR: Investigating the use of cognitive modeling to assess the usability of an upper-limb prosthesis with a focus on mental workload responses revealed the PR mode to be more intuitive, reduce cognitive load, and increase efficiency in prosthetic control as compared to the DC mode. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 12, 2019

2018 journal article

Effect of police mobile computer terminal interface design on officer driving distraction

APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 67, 26–38.

By: M. Zahabi n & D. Kaber n

author keywords: Mobile computer terminal; Driver performance; Attention allocation; Workload; Situation awareness
MeSH headings : Adult; Attention; Computer Simulation; Computer Terminals; Distracted Driving / psychology; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Police / psychology; Task Performance and Analysis; User-Computer Interface; Workload / psychology; Young Adult
TL;DR: Results suggest that use of MCTs while driving significantly reduces perceived level of driving environment awareness for police officers and increases cognitive workload, which may be useful for MCT manufacturers in improving interface designs to increase police officer and civilian safety. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Identification of task demands and usability issues in police use of mobile computing terminals

APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 66, 161–171.

By: M. Zahabi n & D. Kaber n

author keywords: Mobile computer terminal; Decision tree analysis; Cognitive modeling; Interface design; Driver distraction
MeSH headings : Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control; Adult; Automobile Driving / psychology; Computer Terminals; Ergonomics; Female; Humans; Male; Police / psychology; Task Performance and Analysis; User-Computer Interface
TL;DR: Results revealed that "access call notes", "plate number check" and "find location on map" are the most important and frequently performed tasks for police officers and the enhanced design showed potential for reducing cognitive demands and task completion time. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Driver performance and attention allocation in use of logo signs on freeway exit ramps

Applied Ergonomics, 65, 70–80.

By: M. Zahabi n, P. Machado n, M. Lau n, Y. Deng n, C. Pankok n, J. Hummer, W. Rasdorf n, D. Kaber n

author keywords: Roadway logo signs; Driving simulation; Exit ramp; Driver distraction; Highway safety
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Aged; Attention; Automobile Driving; Communication; Computer Simulation; Eye Movements; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Semantics; Task Performance and Analysis; Visual Perception; Young Adult
TL;DR: Findings provide an applicable guide for agency design of freeway ramp signage accounting for driver demographics and adopted a more conservative strategy when exposed to nine-panel signs as compared to six- panel signs and were more accurate in target detection when searching six-panels vs. nine and with unfamiliar logos. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Effect of physical workload and modality of information presentation on pattern recognition and navigation task performance by high-fit young males

ERGONOMICS, 60(11), 1516–1527.

By: M. Zahabi n, W. Zhang n, C. Pankok n, M. Lau n, J. Shirley & D. Kaber n

author keywords: Physical exertion; sensory modalities; cognitive task performance; pattern recognition; navigation
MeSH headings : Acoustic Stimulation; Adolescent; Adult; Cognition; Cues; Humans; Male; Occupational Health; Pattern Recognition, Physiological; Photic Stimulation; Physical Exertion; Physical Fitness; Reaction Time; Spatial Navigation; Task Performance and Analysis; Touch; Vibration; Workload / psychology; Young Adult
TL;DR: Findings indicated that use of the haptic modality for cognitive task cueing decreased accuracy in pattern recognition responses, and the visual modality appears most effective under high level exertion while haptic cueing degrades performance. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Enhanced Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment for Human-in-the-Loop Systems

HUMAN FACTORS, 59(5), 861–873.

By: D. Kaber n & M. Zahabi n

author keywords: systems safety analysis; hazard analysis; risk assessment; human-automaton interaction; system reliability
MeSH headings : Adult; Fuzzy Logic; Humans; Man-Machine Systems; Risk Assessment / methods; Safety
TL;DR: The enhanced SHA (E-SHA) technique yields a mishap risk index, which is projected based on a composite assessment of human-automated system reliability at the time of operation, which was compared with one of the most advanced HRA techniques. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

On-Road Visual Sign Salience, Driver Attention Allocation, and Target Detection Accuracy

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH RECORD, (2663), 40–47.

By: M. Zahabi n, C. Pankok*, D. Kaber n, P. Machado n, M. Lau n, J. Hummer*, W. Rasdorf n

Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The effects of interruption similarity and complexity on performance in a simulated visual-manual assembly operation

APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 59, 94–103.

By: C. Pankok n, M. Zahabi n, W. Zhang n, I. Choi n, Y. Liao n, C. Nam n, D. Kaber n

author keywords: Task interruptions; Manual assembly; Worker productivity
MeSH headings : Adult; Arousal / physiology; Attention; Efficiency; Female; Goals; Heart Rate; Humans; Male; Models, Psychological; Task Performance and Analysis; Young Adult
TL;DR: Assessment of interruption task similarity and complexity on performance of a simulated industrial assembly operation revealed greater time to return to primary visual-manual assembly performance after a similar task interruption and complex interruptions may promote cognitive arousal that increases productivity following assembly interruptions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

The role of driver age in performance and attention allocation effects of roadway sign count, format and familiarity

Applied Ergonomics, 63, 17–30.

By: M. Zahabi n, P. Machado n, C. Pankok n, M. Lau n, Y. Liao n, J. Hummer*, W. Rasdorf n, D. Kaber n

author keywords: Logo signs; Driving simulation; Driver performance; Driver distraction; Highway safety
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Age Factors; Aged; Attention; Automobile Driving / psychology; Computer Simulation; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Pattern Recognition, Visual; Recognition, Psychology; Young Adult
TL;DR: Results revealed elderly drivers to exhibit worse performance in comparison to middle-age and young groups even though they adopted a more conservative driving strategy and in target identification, drivers were more accurate with familiar or text-based panels appearing in six-panel signs. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 conference paper

Cognitive workload in conventional direct control vs. pattern recognition control of an upper-limb prosthesis

Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference, 2335–2340.

By: W. Zhang*, M. White*, M. Zahabi*, A. Winslow*, F. Zhang, H. Huang*, D. Kaber*

Contributors: W. Zhang*, M. White*, M. Zahabi*, A. Winslow*, F. Zhang, H. Huang*, D. Kaber*

TL;DR: This study provided evidence of both performance and workload advantages of PR control over DC control and identified a new effective measure of cognitive workload in upper limb prosthesis use via pupillography. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 conference paper

Effect of physical workload on navigation task performance by high-fit young males

Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference, 350–354.

By: M. Zahabi n, W. Zhang n, C. Pankok*, M. Lau n, J. Shirley & D. Kaber n

TL;DR: Although physical activity level did not influence direction determination accuracy, response time was significantly shorter when participants were subject to low physical loading in comparison to medium and high loading, and distance estimation response time increased as physical workload increased. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

The effect of driver cognitive abilities and distractions on situation awareness and performance under hazard conditions

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR, 42, 177–194.

By: D. Kaber n, S. Jin n, M. Zahabi n & C. Pankok n

author keywords: Driver behavior; Situation awareness; Cognitive ability; In-vehicle technologies; Driving simulator
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Usability and Safety in Electronic Medical Records Interface Design: A Review of Recent Literature and Guideline Formulation

HUMAN FACTORS, 57(5), 805–834.

By: M. Zahabi n, D. Kaber n & M. Swangnetr*

author keywords: electronic medical records; electronic health records; interface design; usability; systems safety; literature review
MeSH headings : Electronic Health Records / standards; Guidelines as Topic; Humans; Medical Errors / prevention & control; Quality of Health Care; Safety; Software; User-Computer Interface
TL;DR: EMR and EHR usability problems are revealed to include violations of natural dialog, control consistency, effective use of language, effective information presentation, and customization principles as well as a lack of error prevention, minimization of cognitive load, and feedback. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

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