Promoting Operational Readiness of Control Room Crews Through Biosignal Measurements

Satu Pakarinen (Corresponding author), Jari Laarni, Kristian Lukander, Ville Pekka Inkilä, Tomi Passi, Marja Liinasuo, Tuisku Tuuli Salonen

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Abstract

Challenging operational tasks, such as complex, unexpected incidents and severe accidents are characterised by an increase of operators’ mental demands, stress-induced deterioration of cognitive capacity and increased time pressure to resolve the situation. This combination can negatively affect the operator crew’s performance. This paper describes the progress of a research project that models the stress and workload of 54 nuclear power plant operators during simulated incident and accident scenarios. Here, we demonstrate how an extensive empirical field study with psychophysiological assessments can be successfully performed in a simulator with free movement. Also, the modelling approach to examine the relationship between the stress and workload, and performance, with moderating effects of operator role and the efficiency of the abnormal and emergency operations procedure (OPs) use will be described. Even though some observations will be made, the results of the study are, at this point, preliminary.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Artificial Intelligence, Software and Systems Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Software and Systems Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence and Social Computing
EditorsTareq Ahram
PublisherSpringer
Pages573-580
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-51328-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-51327-6
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jul 2021
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAHFE Virtual Conferences on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, and Industrial Cognitive Ergonomics and Engineering Psychology, 2020: Online - Virtual, San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

SeriesAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1213 AISC
ISSN2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conferences on Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering, and Industrial Cognitive Ergonomics and Engineering Psychology, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Keywords

  • Cognition
  • Eye tracking
  • Heart rate variability
  • Human factors
  • Performance
  • Psychophysiology
  • Skin conductance
  • Stress
  • Workload

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