Analyzing Interactions and Relationships.
Human Factors is a multidisciplinary field that combines engineering analysis with the study of human-environment interactions and relationships. This includes how human performance can be influenced by cognitive and perceptual load, spatial-temporal relationships, or other human tendencies in a given environment. This can be applicable to any task that involves conscious human-environment interactions or decisions or in situations that require analysis of perception response time, visibility and conspicuity, recognition of hazards, and performance changes due to inebriation. Every accident involves some form of human response to that specific situation. We examine various aspects of human capabilities as it relates to perception, cognition, and motor action in accidents as part of a comprehensive forensic analysis.