AHFE Newsletters
December 2016
- Number 54


• Human Factors and Wearable Technologies

• Exhibit at AHFE 2017

• AHFE 2017 Proceedings

• Interesting Articles

• Specialized Journals and Newsletters

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AHFEI 2017, 17-21 July, 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA

Pictures from the 2017 conference are available at AHFEI Facebook page


Submission Deadlines

- Poster/ Demonstration: 300 words 10 March 2017
- Special Interest Group: 500 words 10 March 2017
- Tutorial: 300 words 1 December 2017

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Human Factors and Wearable Technologies

Wearable technology is a category of technology devices that can be worn by a consumer (called wearable gadgets) and often include tracking information related to health and fitness. Other wearable tech gadgets include devices that have small motion sensors to take photos and sync with your mobile devices.

Wearable devices have several applications to support domains ranging from personal productivity, health and medical, entertainment and gaming, to security and safety critical systems. The human aspects of wearable technologies are often neglected. By integrating user center practices practitioners can achieve optimized wearable experience and solutions for improving the user acceptance, satisfaction and engagement for novel applications. This track provides researchers and practitioners a forum to share research and best practices in the applications of human factors and ergonomics to wearable technologies and integration of wearability principles identified by Motti and Caine (2014) which are: Aesthetics, Affordance, Comfort, Contextual-awareness, Customization, Ease of Use, Ergonomic, Intuitiveness, Obtrusiveness, Overload, Privacy, Reliability, Responsiveness, Satisfaction, Subtlety, User friendliness and Wearability.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, those listed here:

• User-centered design principles in Wearable technologies
• Principles for wearability
• User engagement
• Innovations in wearable technologies and applications
• Smart clothing and Implantables
• Trends and Future Technologies

Exhibit at AHFE 2017

AHFE 2017 will present state-of-the-art ergonomics products, systems and services for users, professionals, and researchers in the AHFE field. More than 1,700 participants attended AHFEI conference in Orlando who were in a position to make acquisition decisions about human factors and ergonomics products and services presented at the conference.

AHFE 2017 Proceedings

For a list of all AHFE 2017 Conference Proceedings Books and table of contents, visit:www.ahfe2017.org/books2017.html

You can order printed copies online at Springer Link website springer.com.

Instructions to order the Springer book volume:
1. Login or register your account on Springer Link, click on “Sign up / Log in”: http://link.springer.com/
2. In Springer link website search box, search for: AHFE 2017 International Conference
3. Click on the book volume of your preference
4. To order your printed books at participant or author special discount (limited time offer), click “About this Book” and add to cart. Author discount will apply automatically.

Interesting Articles

“Microsoft Spends Big to Build a Computer Out of Science Fiction,” The New York Times, November 20, 2017.

“Big Data Can Reveal Inaccurate Stereotypes on Twitter, According to UPenn Study,”
Tech Republic, November 16, 2017.

“Automated Pro-Trump Bots Overwhelmed Pro-Clinton Messages, Researchers Say,” The New York Times, November 16, 2017.

“Cybercriminals Can Steal All Your Passwords From Thin Air With This $25 Wi-Fi Hack,” International Business Time, November 14, 2017.

“Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target,” The New York Times, November 3, 2017.

“NHS cuts putting patient safety at risk, TUC warns,” The Guardian, November 26, 2017.

“Iran trains crash in Semnan province killing dozens,” BBC, November 25, 2017.

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

Volume 14 Number 7 (November 2017)

November Issue of the HFES Bulletin



SPECIAL ISSUE ON User Experience in Games
This special issue will bring together papers reporting research that explores a range of topics across the spectrum of user experience in video/computer/mobile games.

Paper submission deadline: April 10, 2017
Instructions for Authors can be found at
Special Issue Editor: Pei-Luen Patrick Rau (rpl@tsinghua.edu.cn)

22nd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science
ECSS MetropolisRuhr 2017, 5. – 8. July 2017,

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