HUMAN FACTOR APPLICATIONS IN BOATING SAFETY. VOLUME I
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)
- See also Volume 2, AD-781 205.
University of Michigan, Ann ArborDepartment of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109-2117
- Miller, J M
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Pagination: 337 p.
- Accession Number: 00057900
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CG-33,675-A
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM