A Study of the Effects of Illumination and Noise on Simple Motor Performance
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TX INTERN TRAINING CENTER
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The paper investigates the effects of two environmental parameters, illumination and noise, on human performance. While many single-factor studies have been made on both illumination and noise, relatively little research has been done to determine multi-factor environmental effects on performance. Studies of the combined effects of various environmental factors would be useful to both government and industry in the maintenance area, such as for obtaining accurate estimates for maintenance task times and repair times. In an organization as large as the Army, for example, this could result in a significant cost reduction. In this study, subjects performed a manual task under four conditions of illumination and noise. The results are reported.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems