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Charness, Neil

Works: 21 works in 99 publications in 1 language and 4,500 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Neil Charness
Communication, technology and aging : opportunities and challenges for the future by Denise C Parks( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural issues. The final section addresses issues around training and compensation. The volume contains new research on heretofore unexplored areas within the field of aging, such as: computer use and design, internet use, and computer literacy
Impact of technology on successful aging by Neil Charness( )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized societies that effect successful aging in terms of quality of life. Topics discussed include: human factors and aging; the impact of the internet; and assistive technology. As a special feature, each chapter is followed by two commentaries fro
Aging and human performance by Neil Charness( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing for older adults : principles and creative human factors approaches by Neil Charness( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new guide explores the subject of human factors and the older adult primarily from an engineering psychology perspective, heavily grounded in today's scientific knowledge. A compilation of the authors' knowledge, research, and experience, the book shows readers how current understanding of age-related issues of perception, cognition, and movement control can be applied. It provides guidelines for design issues ranging from lighting, computer input device selection, and Web site design, to training program development, and work task design. Designing for Older Adults draws on research-oriented work and presents this in a form that can be used by a broad audience.--Provided by publisher
Designing telehealth for an aging population : a human factors perspective by Neil Charness( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As simple and straightforward as two health professionals conferring over the telephone or as complex and sophisticated as robotic surgery between facilities at different ends of the globe, telehealth is an increasingly frequent component in healthcare. A primer on the human factors issues that can influence how older adults interact with telehealth systems, Designing Telehealth for an Aging Population: A Human Factors Perspective examines the new ways patients and healthcare providers communicate to achieve the same or better outcomes than with traditional face-to-face healthcare. The authors examine older adult capabilities and provide standards and guidelines for telehealth design, enlivened by clinical examples and tutorials on human factors methodologies. They take a systematic look at how the use of human factors principles can facilitate the successful development, deployment, and maintenance of telehealth technology to better serve the aging population. The authors have carefully stayed away from academic writing, distilling their experience in the form of basic observations and principles drawn from their work. They include suggested readings at the end of each chapter that supply the research underpinning their recommendations. The first reference to cover older adult users in an area that will only get bigger, this book sets itself apart by providing focused coverage of the human factors issues specific to aging populations and practical advice on how to accommodate them"--
Gerontechnology : a sustainable investment in the future by Jan A. M Graafmans( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Title Page -- Preface -- The Editors -- Contents -- Part I. Past, Present and Future -- Trends and Issues -- Gerontechnology -- Opening Address at the Conference on Gerontechnology -- Future Society and Technology -- Ageing in the Information Society: A European Perspective -- The Place of Elderly People in a Changing Social and Economic Environment: Perspectives from Social Science -- Twice as Many Years as our Ancestors: And the Concept of a Life Plan -- The Elderly as Consumers - an Argument on the Elderly - -- Maintaining Movement Ability in Old Age: Challenges for Gerontechnology -- Ergonomics and Ageing: The Role of Interactions -- Improving the Quality of Life for Older People by Design -- Design Slippage over the Life-Course -- Gerontechnology: Emerging Technologies and their Impact on Aging in Society -- Ethics and Gerontechnology: A Plea for Integration -- Part II. Case Studies -- Shade-Tree Psychophysics: Models, Mathematical and Concrete, for the Simulation of Ageing -- Primary Proprioceptive Reactions on Perturbations at Foot Level -- Age-Related Effects on Cognitive Processes: Application to Decision-Making under Uncertainty and Time Pressure -- Visual Capacities of the Elderly, Relevant to Man-Product Interaction, Assessed in the Delft Gerontechnology Project -- Modelling Age Differences in the Interaction with New Technology -- Proposals and Solutions for Autonomy of the Disabled and Elderly -- Multisensor System and Artificial Intelligence in Housing for the Elderly -- First Experiences with Using E-Mail and Internet by Elderly Living in Sheltered Housing -- Implementation of Assistive Technology in the Homes of Well Older People -- Technologies to Support Carers -- Technology to Help Family Carers: Innovative U.S. Dissemination Strategies
The Cambridge handbook of expertise and expert performance by K. Anders Ericsson( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides comprehensive information about expert performance. It describes the processes, knowledge, and methods by which people climb to the highest possible levels of human performance. It highlights the research techniques and approaches that investigators use to gain insights about such extraordinary performance
Cognitive interventions and aging( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final report : intersection and pedestrian safety research BD543-17( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Older worker training : what we know and don't know by Neil Charness( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age-related declines in working-memory skills : evidence from a complex calculation task by Jamie I. D Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: "Sixteen young, middle-aged, and old adults practiced an algorithm for squaring two-digit numbers for six sessions. Analyses of response times (Charness & Campbell, 1988) suggested that the older subjects were relatively less efficient at compiling the component stages of the algorithm into a continuous procedure; that is, they were less efficient in managing the working-memory components of the task. To obtain converging evidence for the latter hypothesis, a detailed analysis was performed to determine the types of errors made in the squaring task. Errors were classified as failures of working-memory processes (e.g., substitutions, deletions, omissions) or as calculation errors (e.g., semantic-memory retrieval errors)
The flashing right turn signal with pedestrian indication : human factors studies to understand the potential of a new signal to increase awareness of and attention to crossing pedestrians by Walter Boot( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flashing pedestrian indicator (FPI), which alternates between a yellow arrow and a symbol of a pedestrian, is intended to alert turning drivers to the potential presence of pedestrians in the roadway, facilitate scanning in the likely direction of pedestrians, and encourage caution and yielding behavior in response to pedestrians. The ultimate goal of this research is to prevent pedestrian crashes
Driving simulator studies of the effectiveness of countermeasures to prevent wrong-way crashes by Walter R Boot( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrong-way crashes (WWCs) are severe and more likely to be fatal compared to other highway crashes. We report two tasks aimed at understanding and reducing this type of crash. Task 1 was a review of five decades of research on the characteristics of wrong-way drivers, interchange designs associated with wrong-way entries, and the effectiveness of countermeasures that have been implemented to reduce wrong-way crashes and entries. Task 1 also involved the development of a cue-based decision model to explain wrong-way movements. Task 2 included laboratory and driving simulator studies to better understand effective countermeasures to prevent wrong-way entries and crashes, testing younger and older drivers under conditions in which they are most likely to be involved in a WWC (younger drivers at night, older drivers during the day)
Life-span development of expertise by Neil Charness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(CIT): What factors enable people to develop and maintain expert performance across the life-span? Dr. Charness will present a framework for understanding expertise development and apply it to the domain of chess skill. He draws on analyses of skill trajectories from archival data sets of high-level performers, practice data from questionnaire studies of players in Europe and North America, experimental studies of early perceptual processes, and simulation studies using neural nets to examine age-knowledge trade-offs relevant to chess and other expert skills
Enhanced mobility for aging populations using automated vehicles by Mike Duncan( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Automated vehicles (AV) offer a unique opportunity to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system and enhance the mobility of aging and transportation disadvantaged populations simultaneously. However, before this potential can be realized, it is important to develop a greater understanding of aging adults’ travel behavior and attitudes toward AVs to determine how AVs could best meet their travel needs. To this end, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) tasked a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Florida State University to conduct a research project aimed at providing information and guidance on how automated and connected vehicle technology could enhance the mobility of aging populations. This project was divided into four separate, but related, research tasks, including literature reviews of aging adult’s travel behavior and safety, a survey of Floridian’s attitudes toward AVs, and a social media data mining analysis of public perception of AVs
Final report : human factors guidelines to develop educational tip cards for aging road users( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The objective of this report was to provide empirically supported guidelines and templates for the design of tip cards and other public service transportation materials to educate aging road users on traffic control devices
Improving Social Support for Older Adults Through Technology: Findings From the PRISM Randomized Controlled Trial( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Objectives Information and communication technology holds promise in terms of providing support and reducing isolation among older adults. We evaluated the impact of a specially designed computer system for older adults, the Personal Reminder Information and Social Management (PRISM) system. Design, Setting, and Participants The trial was a multisite randomized field trial conducted at 3 sites. PRISM was compared to a Binder condition wherein participants received a notebook that contained paper content similar to that contained in PRISM. The sample included 300 older adults at risk for social isolation who lived independently in the community (Mage = 76.15 years). Primary outcome measures included indices of social isolation, social support, loneliness, and well-being. Secondary outcome measures included indices of computer proficiency and attitudes toward technology. Data were collected at baseline and at 6 and 12 months post-randomization. Results The PRISM group reported significantly less loneliness and increased perceived social support and well-being at 6 months. There was a trend indicating a decline in social isolation. Group differences were not maintained at 12 months, but those in the PRISM condition still showed improvements from baseline. There was also an increase in computer self-efficacy, proficiency, and comfort with computers for PRISM participants at 6 and 12 months. Discussion The findings suggest that access to technology applications such as PRISM may enhance social connectivity and reduce loneliness among older adults and has the potential to change attitudes toward technology and increase technology self-efficacy
Cognitive interventions and aging( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Memory for chess positions : the effects of interference and input modality by Neil Charness( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Special issue on skill( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Designing for older adults : principles and creative human factors approaches
Impact of technology on successful agingDesigning for older adults : principles and creative human factors approachesDesigning telehealth for an aging population : a human factors perspectiveGerontechnology : a sustainable investment in the futureThe Cambridge handbook of expertise and expert performance
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Charness, N.

Charness, N. (Neil)

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