With the concept of HSI originating in the military, as well as original and continuous sponsorship by the military, BOHSI has a long standing history of producing high quality, impactful reports on topics relevant to the military. These reports include such topics as design of equipment and systems, training and performance of warfighters, and research priorities. Over time, and following the development of the field, the Board's purview has expanded to include other areas relevant to policy makers in government, including transportation, aviation, and healthcare.
Although recent advances in mining research and practices have improved the safety and health of underground coal miners and extensive rescue strategies are in place, more coordinated planning and training are needed to better prepare miners to escape in the event of a mine emergency.This report recommends essential components for improving miners' ability to "self-escape" using available resources to remove themselves from an underground mine during an emergency. ? Read more
The report commented on developing a staffing model for the 6,100 workers that maintain the National Airspace System (NAS). The committee evaluated the current staffing models and provided variables that should be included in a model that the Federal Aviation Administration will build to predict the future number of Airway Transportation System Specialists. Read more
The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) is a federal agency that supports research and development designed to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. The committee made recommendations as to how NIDRR could improve the quality of outputs through clarifying expectations and including bibliometric analysis as part of performance measurement. Read more
This booklet provides guidance and human factors design considerations that will help designers and developers create consumer health IT applications that are useful resources to achieve better health. Read more
The report concludes that there is potential for pilots to become fatigued from commuting, but insufficient evidence to determine the extent to which pilot commuting has been a safety risk. The report then outlines potential next steps, including recommendations for regulatory or administrative actions, or further research by the FAA. Read more
In 2009 the Office of Naval Research requested that the Board on Human-Systems Integration hold a workshop that would examine three of the critical issues associated with the military's use of sociocultural data for behavioral modeling: the types of data needed to provide the complete picture of the cultural terrain of a given region; the frameworks and databases in use by the military in analyses of sociocultural behavior; and the methods and tools that can be used to aggregate sociocultural data from disparate sources into a meaningful whole. Read more