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Human-Infrastructure Interfaces in the Built Environment

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To date, new technologies collecting data of the built environment are cheaper and more accurate, diverse, and accessible than ever before. However, the use and implementation of the new tools available to structural engineers to assess, inspect, or inform actions and performance about their built environment and its interaction with humans have been very limited. Some examples include the cases of decision-makers, owners of infrastructure, policy makers, occupants, and inspectors of infrastructure. They are often not taken into account when developing new technologies to better inform humans about the structural response or their condition. By empowering human-machine interfaces in the context of the built environment and fostering human involvement and participation (human-in-the-loop), we will explore specifically how the collection of data, their analysis, and their interpretation can inform human decisions.

This Research Topic solicits original research papers on recent work related to human-infrastructure interface and human performance monitoring, new theoretical and practical implementations of technology to sense the built environment that is human-centered, and social and institutional centered data acquisition where the human perception and behavior is augmented through quantification. More specifically, the following topics are considered of high value to this call:
- Augmented reality and virtual reality for structural inspection applications.
- Emerging technologies and real applications on informed-based sensing.
- Structural inspection accelerated and increased using sensing technology.
- Quantification, sensing, and transformation of human-induced activity in the built environment.
- Human cognition transformation using new technologies.
- Consequence-based sensing and decision-making theories.
- Impact to human cognition and experience in decision-making related to infrastructure.
- Mind, machine, and motor interfaces.
- Wearable sensors.
- Human-structure interactions.

All the submissions must have a human-centered content that captures the human-infrastructure interface with practical consequences to human decisions and activities related to the built infrastructure.


Keywords: Interfaces, Wireless Smart Sensors, Augmented Reality, Human Activity, Inspections


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

To date, new technologies collecting data of the built environment are cheaper and more accurate, diverse, and accessible than ever before. However, the use and implementation of the new tools available to structural engineers to assess, inspect, or inform actions and performance about their built environment and its interaction with humans have been very limited. Some examples include the cases of decision-makers, owners of infrastructure, policy makers, occupants, and inspectors of infrastructure. They are often not taken into account when developing new technologies to better inform humans about the structural response or their condition. By empowering human-machine interfaces in the context of the built environment and fostering human involvement and participation (human-in-the-loop), we will explore specifically how the collection of data, their analysis, and their interpretation can inform human decisions.

This Research Topic solicits original research papers on recent work related to human-infrastructure interface and human performance monitoring, new theoretical and practical implementations of technology to sense the built environment that is human-centered, and social and institutional centered data acquisition where the human perception and behavior is augmented through quantification. More specifically, the following topics are considered of high value to this call:
- Augmented reality and virtual reality for structural inspection applications.
- Emerging technologies and real applications on informed-based sensing.
- Structural inspection accelerated and increased using sensing technology.
- Quantification, sensing, and transformation of human-induced activity in the built environment.
- Human cognition transformation using new technologies.
- Consequence-based sensing and decision-making theories.
- Impact to human cognition and experience in decision-making related to infrastructure.
- Mind, machine, and motor interfaces.
- Wearable sensors.
- Human-structure interactions.

All the submissions must have a human-centered content that captures the human-infrastructure interface with practical consequences to human decisions and activities related to the built infrastructure.


Keywords: Interfaces, Wireless Smart Sensors, Augmented Reality, Human Activity, Inspections


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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