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Human Factors

Human Factors expertise at AMAP includes the application of Behavioural Change techniques to issues such as user acceptance for low carbon vehicle technologies, range anxiety, recharging behaviour, electric vehicle performance and design.

A behavioural change approach is also applied to the design, development and delivery of driver training courses using various innovative techniques. A partner on the Seventh Framework Programme HYACINTH (HYdrogen ACceptance IN the Transition PHase project), AMAP are working towards the development of a management ToolBox for ongoing or future activities introducing H2 into mobility, stationary and power supply systems across Europe.

Amap are also conducting research on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to investigate the application of on-board devices to attitude and behavioural change in high risk driver populations.

Facilities include access to a Forum 8 Driving simulator with the ability for the development of multiple driving scenarios and various pieces of rehabilitation equipment such as a Vicon 3D human motion capture system, motion capture suits for monitoring movement and posture, a NueroTracker for measuring and training cognitive and physical skills, a PrimusRS Physical Therapy System for driver rehabilitation and sports performance and various human condition monitoring systems (including skin conductivity & heart monitoring.