Mental Workload and ARL Workload Modeling Tools.

Report No. ARL-TN-161
Authors: Diane K. Mitchell
Date/Pages: April 2000; 34 pages
Abstract: The author of this report provides an overview of mental workload theory and mental workload measurement. She also describes the development, application, and validation of the mental workload modeling tools developed by the Human Research and Engineering Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). These ARL tools, VACP (visual, auditory, cognitive, psychomotor) option in the improved performance research integration tool (IMPRINT) and WinCrew, can help the designers of military systems to assess the mental workload associated with different configurations of soldiers and equipment involved in the performance of a mission. System designers can conduct this assessment in the concept development phase of system design and reduce the need to build costly system mock-ups.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: April 1, 2000