The human factors in simulators, and how they affect overall performance of training
There is a shift in the working conditions as well as the functions of the workers in the institutions all around the world and such functions have essentially changed in a drastic way over the last decades. It is imperative to know that much of these manual work in the organizations has apparently been replaced by some sophisticated robot controlled processes and systems. Some fields now involve a shift to more intellectual aspects and cognitive exigencies to much the performance demands. The advancements in the computer as well as the information systems are now part of our daily lives. The core aspect of training the relevant operators for a given system so that the performance matches what the systems demand is a crucial area. In this case, there is need for application of simulation technology in training workers (Boff, 2006).
This process needs complex skills. Simulator training essentially provides the unique opportunities to train these operators of the actual systems on the very tasks that are similar to those they encounter in their work. In the aviation training, the use of simulators provides a better transfer-of-training. Therefore, the value of simulator training is determined through the nature of technical fidelity. The human factors in simulators entail the human capabilities and the limitations in simulation training. These aspects include attributes like psychology, physiology, the human-machine interface, the environmental conditions as well as the work place design.
In aviation, human factors are crucial in ensuring safe and efficient interactions with the technology to reduce the unnecessary human error. The underpinning issue entails the core aspects that affect the effective human interaction with the respective machine interface and how the human personnel can be effective in acquiring the necessary skills through simulator training and how the related human limitations can be overcome. The need to have effective performance of the training given is affected by the aspects of human factors that determine the nature of training and skill acquisition.
Purpose and Rationale
The purpose and the rationale for this proposal is to examine the human factors that have significant impact in the training through simulators and establish the various ways in which these factors in simulators affect the performance of the training. The rationale here is to develop effective policies, measures and steps that are efficient in improving the effectiveness of simulator training and improve the process of acquisition of skills. The acquisition of skills involves learning mechanisms, in skills acquisition, retention of skills as well as transfer of skills. This understanding of the human factors is essential in designing, training; policy formulation and the establishing of the appropriate procedures to enable the human personnel perform better in the aviation sector.
Interest to aviation simulation
The interest of studying the human factors in simulators is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the simulator training in acquiring the skills needed to operate aviation machinery. Furthermore, the interest is to adopt the strategies for improving training effectiveness to speed-up skill acquisition and to have in place better principles that encourage appropriate human effort in the training process.
The Importance to the aviation simulation
The importance of the study of human factors in simulators is that it enables the stakeholders in the spheres of aviation to establish the very human factors