Human Factors - How People Use Things

A “Human Factors” application is likely to involve some combination of interactive controls, displays, and simulations such as those used in human-machine interfaces like smartphones and tablets. JXT strives to deliver products that reduce mental workload and improve both user and product performance through applying Ecological Interface Design (EID) principles

WICTOR© (Warfighter Interface for Coordinated Tactical Operations) is an example of a human-computer interface that JXT developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). This product has been designed for military commanders in battle management, civilian commanders in disaster response, emergency response organizations in fire/rescue or urban search/rescue, and for police and public works officials in event response. WICTOR provides real-time management of resources, and supports functions including: monitoring an incident, detecting deviations from a planned solution approach, creating/selecting alternative courses of action, and coordinating these courses of action with other units at various levels of command.

Cognitive Science - How People Perceive Things

A “Cognitive Science” application evaluates human perception and response to external stimuli. JXT applies psychology principles to determine likely situational actions and outcomes based on human mental states (intelligence, alertness, perception, motivation and understanding).

VIGILANT WARRIOR© is a non-invasive, automated test battery (ATB) to assess human vigilance levels during Personnel Selection and Job Assignment testing, and is a good example of a “Cognitive Science” application. This tool was developed for the U.S. Army Institute, but is valuable for civilian or military employers. Vigilant Warrior is used to assess the vigilance levels of employees… such as pilots, air traffic controllers, emergency response personnel, law enforcement, security personnel, equipment operators and many others. It was successfully lab tested with over 400 students at the University of Cincinnati as well as field tested with over 300 in the military.

Training - Helping People Master Their World

“Education and Training” provide knowledge and skills that are necessary for humans to better understand and perform the mental and physical tasks required in their jobs. JXT applies established learning methodologies, instructional systems design (ISD) principles, and educational technologies to develop e-learning applications, and classroom/field simulations and games.

These web-based and mobile learning products provide both initial training and continuing education. JXT also auguments its training products with electronic job aids and tools designed to support and improve on-the-job performance. 

PROTECT© (Personal Protection Training for Health Professionals) is an example of a continuing education course developed by JXT and sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Education and Training Program. This product was designed to prepare nurses in Urgent Care or Physicians’ offices, Schools, or Occupational Health settings for a pandemic influenza or similar event. It provides interactive nurse-patient scenarios that improve abilities to quickly recognize patient symptoms and choose suitable protective and reporting actions. PROTECT is approved for the award of 1.33 CEH’s by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), valid through Januray 9, 2015, assigned ONA 15.776-1.

Quick Triage and Transport (QT2) is a tool developed through a grant from NIEHS that equips emergency responders for enhanced performance during a multi-casualty event. Using real-time capabilities via smartphone or tablet, they will triage and tag victims, input and transmit victim and event data, coordinate hospitals and vehicles. QT2 supports training with built-in features for review, and supports simulated exercises for response teams.