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International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation


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International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation (3 papers in press)


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  • Predictive simulation of human circular gait   Order a copy of this article
    by Yujiang Xiang, Paul Owens 
    Abstract: This paper presents a one-stride formulation to simulate human circular gait using a skeletal model. The formulation is based on a previously presented asymmetric walking formulation (Xiang et al. 2011). The circular walking motion is analyzed using the proposed motion prediction method. The global moments due to active forces are decomposed at pelvis to retrieve correct zero moment point (ZMP) and ground reaction forces (GRF). The predicted GRF are compared to those of straight walk. Some insights on human circular gait are obtained. It is found that the transverse GRF of outer step is much larger than that of inner step for a circular gait, and the turning motion has larger jerk for the ZMP trajectory compared to the straight walk, i.e., it has more potential to fall. In addition, the straight walking is validated with the experimental data, and the peak knee joint angle values of the circular gait are compared with the data in the literature.
    Keywords: Circular gait; Jerk; Turning; Fall; Optimization.

  • Projection of Anthropometric Correlation for Virtual Population Modelling   Order a copy of this article
    by John Rasmussen, Rasmus Plenge Waagepetersen, Kasper Pihl Rasmussen 
    Abstract: A new statistical method for generation of virtual populations based on anthropometric parameters is developed. The method addresses the problem that most anthropometric information is reported in terms of summary data such as means and standard deviations only, while the underlying raw data, and therefore the correlations between parameters, are not accessible. This problem is solved by projecting correlation from a data set for which raw data are provided.rnThe method is tested and validated by generation of pseudo females from males in the ANSUR anthropometric dataset. Results show that the statistical congruency of the pseudo population with an actual female population is more than 90\% for more than 90\% of the possible parameter pairs. The method represents a new opportunity to generate virtual populations for specific geographic regions and ethnicities based on summary data only.
    Keywords: Anthropometry; Human factors; Statistics; Principal component analysis; PCA; Correlation.

Special Issue on: Quantifying Human Factors Towards Analytical Human-in-the-Loop

  • Relevance of Air-Traffic Controllers Tacit Knowledge in Enhancing Air-Traffic Control and Safety in Ghanaian Airspace   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammed-Aminu Sanda 
    Abstract: This study explored the cognitive and workload demands of air-traffic control activity and the tacit knowledge used by air-traffic controllers to cope with the stress associated with such demands in ensuring air-traffic safety in Ghana. Guided by the systemic structural theory of activity, it was found that the air-traffic control activity entailed several challenges, whereby variety of tasks demand significant cognitive efforts, requiring use of tacit knowledge by the air-traffic controllers to augment their operational performances in order to enhance air-traffic safety. It is concluded that the functional efficiency and effectiveness of human work in the air-traffic control activity can be enhanced by understanding and integrating air-traffic controllers tacit knowledge in the job design. By implication, this understanding can be incorporated in designing an operator-efficient and effective work system for air-traffic controllers in order enhance their management capacity of air-traffic safety in Ghana.
    Keywords: Air-traffic control activity; Air-traffic controller; Tacit knowledge; Air-traffic safety; Ghana.