The objective of the research area “Human Performance” is to enhance the understanding of the effect of extreme conditions' stressors (physical and cognitive) on human performance.
The environment and/or the ever evolving technology in military aerospace creates extreme conditions for the pilot, aircrew or maintainer to work in.
The so-called stressors that affect human performance in extreme conditions in military aerospace are the following:
* Spatial disorientation
* Degraded visual environment
* Thermal burden
* Information overload
* Automation surprise / startle
The R&D activities of Aeolus in the area of “Human Performance” can address the following (sub)topics:
Human performance. Fields of expertise: psychology, physiology, human movement science, operational analysis
Human comfort and safety
The R&D activities can support the development of various products, such as:
- Selection criteria: e.g. physical and mental condition, medication
- Training programs: e.g. spatial disorientation training, practice of critical flight phase, edutainment programs
- Equipment: e.g. TBD