Final rept. 5 Apr 2004-30 Sep 2005
FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN AND MACHINECOGNITION INC PENSACOLA FL
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The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition IHMC is pleased to submit a report of progress on the continuation project Human Systems Technology for the 2004 fiscal year. This fiscal year work actually began on April 1, 2004 and was completed on September 30, 2005. Also called Human-Centered Computing, this multidisciplinary field exploits advances in cognitive research together with those in computer science and related areas to optimize the cognitive, perceptual, andor physical performance of experts and expert teams and the information systems that support them. The work reported on extends that conducted in the second increment of ONR tunding for Human Systems Technology. The FY 2004 work focused in particular on 1 advanced visual information displays exploiting the effectiveness with which the human brain processes spatial orientation information 2 advanced tactile displays that provide enhanced situational awareness in such complex operational domains as aviation and special forces operations and 3 continued development of improved algorithms for Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining KDD from large data sets and associated investigations of displays and training principles to improve human abilities to rapidly diagnose failures in complex systems. The work in each of these areas reflects the growing appreciation for the enormous potential that information technology has to leverage and amplify human capabilities. Realization of this potential requires a deep understanding of human cognition, perception, andor locomotion the relevant areas of computer science and the nature of the human activity to be enabled. This inherently multidisciplinary approach to realizing the tull potential of emerging information technology capabilities is at the heart of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition IHMC and the research conducted during FY 2004.
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems