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Human Factors

Human Factors

  • human factors has grown increasingly popular as the commercial aviation industry realizes that human error, rather than mechanical failure, underlies most aviation accidents and incidents. Human factors science or technologies are multidisciplinary fields incorporating contributions from psychology, engineering, industrial design, statistics, operations research, and anthropometry. 

  •  a spectrum of human factors that can affect aviation maintenance and work performance is broad. They encompass a wide range of challenges that influence people very differently as humans do not all have the same capabilities, strengths, weaknesses, or limitations. Unfortunately, aviation maintenance tasks that do not take into account the vast amount of human limitations can result in technical errors and injuries. 
  1. Cognitive Science 
 is the interdisciplinary scientific study of minds as information processors. It includes research on how information is processed represented, and transformed into a nervous system or machine ( computer). It spans many levels of analysis from low-level learning and decision mechanisms to high-level logic and planning. 
  1. Medical Science 
 is the science and art of healing. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. 
  1. Safety Engineering 
a Safety engineering ensures that a life-critical system behaves as needed even when the component fails. Ideally, safety engineers take an early design of a system, analyze it to find what faults can occur, and then propose safety requirements in design specifications upfront and changes to existing systems to make the system safer. 
  1. Organizational Psychology 
the are concerned with relations between people and work. 
  1. Educational Psychology 
is  study how people learn and design the methods and materials used to educate people of all ages. 
  1. Industrial Engineering
 is an organized approach to the study of work. It is important for supervisors to set reasonable work standards that can be met and exceeded. 
  1. Computer Science 
a technical definition for computer science is the study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation and of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems. 
  1. Anthropometry 
the Anthropometry is the study of the dimensions and abilities of the human body. This is essential to aviation maintenance due to the environment and spaces that AMTs have to work. 
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