A case study in canine-human factors: A remote scent sampler for landmine detection

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Helton (2005b) proposed that Human Factors/Ergonomics (HF/E) professionals share a common interest with animal behavioral scientists in the study of working non-human animals, in particular, working dogs. Helton, moreover, suggests that HF/E could contribute to the understanding of working dog behavior and, perhaps, in the long run assist in the design of canine working conditions and assistive technologies. Continuing this line of reasoning, the present study presents a case where HF/E provides a theoretical rationale of a recent technological development in canine ergonomics and the design of a new technology for a Canine-Human-Machine system.

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Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society