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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
History of the Board

The Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI) has been a part of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for nearly 40 years. Originally established as the Committee on Human Factors in 1980 by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force the committee was formed to study key problems the sponsors were dealing with. In 2008, the initiative was renamed the Committee on Human-Systems Integrations to better reflect the broader applicability of human factors issues, including non-military and health systems. In 2010, the Committee transitioned into the Board on Human-Systems Integration becoming a standing board within the National Academies.
Since its inception, BOHSI and the ad hoc study committees operating under its oversight have issued more than 40 reports on such topics as scientific and technology challenges of virtual reality, research needs for human factors, mental models of human-computer interaction, nuclear safety, the future of air traffic control, the effects of musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace, human factors in the design of tactical displays, organizational linkages, the case for human factors in industry and government, modeling human and organizational behavior for military simulation, modeling social networks, human-system integration in the system development process, human factors and home health care, and disability and rehabilitation research.
 
From an initial roster of 11, more than 100 distinguished experts have served as volunteer members, including members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine.


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