Performance, Recovery and Man-Machine Effectiveness: Final Report on a Basic Research Program Under Project Themis.
Technical memo. 1 Sep 68-31 Nov 73,
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK CENTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
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Five years of research directed to the problem of continuous operations are summarized. Performance changes were studied in vibrating and heated environments, under varying organizational structures and for different work-rest schedules. Physiological response was studied for various work periods, work-rest schedules, heat levels and organizational roles. Results indicate that healthy young men can work safely and effectively for extensive periods of time given certain conditions. The necessary conditions include adequate nutritional intake, change of pace activities and at least brief periods of intermittent rest. Author
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems