Early Research Program: Human Enhancement

The Early Research Program Human Enhancement strives to increase safe, productive, and healthy work by enhancing human capabilities to adapt and self-manage in joint human-human-computer interaction. 

The Early Research Program (ERP) Human Enhancement develops a transparent adaptive automation platform that substantially improves safety for manoeuvring and control tasks, based on a computational human model to assess current and predicted human task load. It also develops a multidimensional prospective model for Human Resilience and converts this model into individual monitoring instruments and organisational interventions.

Adaptive Automotive Automation / Adaptive Maritime Automation

 

Adaptive Automation

We are currently facing an increasing level of automation of systems in e.g. the industrial (maritime and offshore) sector but also in the mobility sector (automated driving). It is broadly accepted that the behaviour and interaction of users with these systems is the key to successful innovation, which requires an optimized human-system interaction. We need further breakthroughs in our knowledge to be able to develop the next generation of adaptive systems for safe and efficient operation. New validated and transparent (human-in-the-loop) automation modules are required. 

The first ambition of this Early Research Program (ERP) Human Enhancement is to develop a transparent (human-in-the-loop) adaptive automation platform that substantially improves safety for manoeuvring and control tasks, based on a computational human model to assess current and predicted human task load. This will be the focus of the use case Adaptive automation.

Human Resilience

Human Resilience

At present, almost half of all work disability is related to psychosocial factors, which is a rise from 30% since 1998. Front runner companies realise that an increase of human resilience is a prerequisite for improvements in human health and organisational performance. However, adequate resilience tools and interventions are lacking resulting in large personnel and organizational costs. This means that measures that improve resilience are not only important for maintaining health and operational performance, but will also result in potential large financial savings. Although the importance of supporting employee’s resilience is widely accepted, an integrated theory is still lacking.

The second ambition of this Early Research Program Human Enhancement will be the development of a multidimensional prospective model for Human Resilience, encompassing psychosocial and physiological factors, and convert this model into individual monitoring instruments and organisational interventions.

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Prof dr Jan Maarten Schraagen

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