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PROTECTeD: Evaluation of a next generation oxygen system – assessment of usability, comfort and human performance

Maier, Julia and Albers, Frank and Oubaid, Viktor and Fromage, Matthieu and Dupuy, Jean-Baptiste (2022) PROTECTeD: Evaluation of a next generation oxygen system – assessment of usability, comfort and human performance. 34th EAAP Conference, 26.-30. Sept. 2022, Gibraltar, Gibraltar.

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The use of an oxygen system has many crucial aspects regarding usability, comfort, and its effects on human performance. To overcome shortcomings of common systems, a new oxygen mask was developed. It was aimed at enhancing the devices’ comfort and ease of use and at enabling the interoperability of the oxygen system within the cockpit environment. The project was a cooperation between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Safran Aerosystems (Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking framework). Our aim was to evaluate the new oxygen system with the parts oxygen mask and human-machine interface and to compare it to a customary system. Experiments using 20 pilots were conducted in two demonstrators providing the two oxygen systems. The procedure included normal cruise flight operation and emergency scenarios. Data were assessed by use of computerized questionnaires and cognitive performance tasks. Results showed that subjects were more satisfied with the usability and the comfort of the new mask at all three measurement time points. Cognitive performance with the new mask was not significantly impaired compared to the customary (legacy) mask. Differential effects and conclusions for the further development process are discussed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/189074/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:PROTECTeD: Evaluation of a next generation oxygen system – assessment of usability, comfort and human performance
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Maier, JuliaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1387-7939
Fromage, MatthieuSafran AerosystemsUNSPECIFIED
Dupuy, Jean-BaptisteSafran AerosystemsUNSPECIFIED
Date:28 September 2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Human-Machine interface, aircraft systems, usability, comfort, cognitive performance
Event Title:34th EAAP Conference
Event Location:Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:26.-30. Sept. 2022
Organizer:European Association for Aviation Psychology
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Maier, Dr. Julia
Deposited On:18 Oct 2022 09:21
Last Modified:18 Oct 2022 09:21

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