The NeuroErgonomics Lab examines the mind-motor-machine nexus to understand, quantify, and predict human states like stress and fatigue. With these predictions, we can better understand human performance while interacting with emerging technologies in safety-critical environments (emergency response, space exploration, and oil and gas). These investigations involve examining the multifactorial causes and consequences of operator stress and fatigue, brain-behavior relationships with changing workforce demographics, and developing tools that assess operator health and performance.
Basic research in our lab focuses on understanding, monitoring, and augmenting human performance using brain-behavior approaches and techniques by advancing neurophysiological mechanisms of human fatigue (physical and cognitive). These approaches are observed particularly under stress and in underserved populations. These efforts provide a foundation for our applied research and technology developments that focus on augmenting and supporting embodied cognition. Through equitable multimodal interface designs, wearable technologies, fluent human-robotic interactions (HRI), brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), and neurostimulation, we can set a poised and scaled groundwork to transform the future of work, across many critical industries.
We are looking for passionate new PhD students, Postdocs, and Master students to join the team (more info) !