Swedish Defence Research Agency


Human Factors and Systems Development

FOI conducts research regarding principles, methods and techniques for development of sociotechnical systems. Sociotechnical systems are the basis of a theoretical approach that considers the complex interplay between humans and technology, where humans use technology in order to conduct operations and reach specific goals.

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The research within this area contributes to build our principal customers capability to develop, procure and introduce efficient and meaningful systems, such as command and control systems. Specific focus in the research lies on the interaction and interface between the human operator and the technology as well as developing Command and control (C2) concepts. Research is to a high degree conducted in close cooperation with our clients.

The research includes technology, organisation, daily operations and humans, and acts as a bridge between technical and behavioral research. The purpose of our research is to support our customers and principal clients in the development of capabilities, activities, and technical systems, as well as the design of solutions for training that develops the human ability to cope with complex situations. Our principal clients include the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), EU, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Police.

The research is mainly conducted within the areas of:

  • Systems development
  • Human technology Interaction
  • Command and control (C2) systems

Last updated: 2019-01-15