Nicole Howie

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—Objective assessment of skill is important in understanding the human performance of precision motor control tasks; however, outcome-based performance measures are most commonly used to provide feedback after the task is completed. In this paper, we propose the use of motion-based performance metrics in order to determine successful task completion(More)
There are many domains that still require use of complex manual control, despite the general shift in the field toward research on supervisory control. One of the problems in complex manual control is training; we currently lack models that can help guide training. The research reported here is part of an effort to fill that gap. In this study, we used the(More)
A balanced diet is crucial for healthy development and prevention of musculoskeletal related diseases. Diets high in fat content are known to cause obesity, diabetes and a number of other disease states. Our group and others have previously reported that activity of the urea cycle enzyme arginase is involved in diabetes-induced dysregulation of vascular(More)
The purpose of this research was to determine if task and/or device type must be accounted for in parameters used to model older adult performance in a cognitive architecture. Jastrzembski and Charness (2007) estimated architectural parameters for older adults and were able to successfully predict performance of tasks performed with a mobile phone. The(More)
The purpose of this experiment was to gain a greater understanding of how set-level compatibility affects task performance of older adults while using an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System. Set-level compatibility effects occur when differences in response time are obtained due to characteristics shared between a stimulus and response set. The current(More)
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