Rebecca Wiczorek

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OBJECTIVE We study the dependence or independence of reliance and compliance as two responses to alarms to understand the mechanisms behind these responses. BACKGROUND Alarms, alerts, and other binary cues affect user behavior in complex ways. The suggestion has been made that there are two different responses to alerts--compliance (the tendency to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the current study was to investigate potential benefits of likelihood alarm systems (LASs) over binary alarm systems (BASs) in a multitask environment. BACKGROUND Several problems are associated with the use of BASs, because most of them generate high numbers of false alarms. Operators lose trust in the systems and ignore alarms or(More)
Responding to alarm systems which usually commit a number of false alarms and/or misses involves decision-making under uncertainty. Four laboratory experiments including a total of 256 participants were conducted to gain comprehensive insight into humans' dealing with this uncertainty. Specifically, it was investigated how responses to alarms/non-alarms are(More)
For older persons, everyday mobility is an important aspect of living an independent and self-determined life. Especially with increasing age most of the everyday ways in urban areas are covered by foot. The more severe is the fact that older pedestrians are among the most vulnerable road users. This is the starting point of the research group FANS aiming(More)
Approach air traffic controllers provide safe guidance of aircraft approaching an airport from different arrival routes. Handling traffic and preventing separation loss between aircraft requires controllers to maintain situation awareness at all times. In case an incident is foreseen, guidance options must be acquired to deal with it. Though expert(More)
Older pedestrians are at higher risk of being involved in car crashes than younger pedestrians. As it is known from other domains such as driving, dual-task demands represent challenges, especially for older adults. Thus, one possible reason for high accident rates of older pedestrians might be the multitasking character of the road crossing situation. With(More)
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