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Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications


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A recent report by the National Academy of Engineering states that in the near future there will be ongoing developments in engineering, expanding toward tighter conditions between technology and the human experience. This includes new products customized to the dimensions and capabilities of the user, and the ergonomic design of engineered products. In the past ergonomics has been driven by technology (reactive design approach). In the future ergonomics will drive technology (proactive design approach). This series will focus on two main, but so far not well connected areas of human factors and ergonomics, namely ergonomics design and ergonomics management.

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ERGOCHECK for a Preliminary Mapping of Risk at Work: Tools, Guidelines, and Applications

ERGOCHECK for a Preliminary Mapping of Risk at Work: Tools, Guidelines, and Applications

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
April 30, 2020

One of the latest developments being pursued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international organizations (ILO, ISO), in relation to preventing work-related diseases and disorders, concerns the creation of "toolkits" and, within them, of simple tools. This book suggests a...

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective

1st Edition

Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Marek Frankowicz, Jussi Kantola, Pavel Zgaga
October 01, 2018

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which...

Working Posture Assessment: The TACOS (Time-Based Assessment Computerized Strategy) Method

Working Posture Assessment: The TACOS (Time-Based Assessment Computerized Strategy) Method

1st Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
August 08, 2018

This book covers how to analyze awkward working postures, particularly of the spine and lower limbs, in specific groups exposed. The methods covered suggests how to evaluate the postures correctly, taking account of the duration and sequence of the tasks involved, even in very complex scenarios...

Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications

Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications

1st Edition

Patricia A. Scott
October 23, 2017

Industrially developing countries have the largest populations, the highest levels of poverty, poor health, and illiteracy, and the greatest need for improvement in working conditions. And as the marketplace and the workforce goes increasingly global, accountability with regard to the abuse of...

Application of Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design and Training

Application of Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design and Training

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny
July 26, 2017

This book offers analytical methods for studying human work in ergonomics and psychology that are similar to ones utilized by the engineering sciences. SSAT offers not only new qualitative but also formalized and quantitative methods of analysis. This book will describe quantitative methods of task...

Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment

Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment

1st Edition

Juraj Sinay
March 30, 2017

Although often taken for granted, safety doesn’t just happen. It requires a deep understanding of the principles of safety culture that then must be applied in all of your actions. Safety Management in a Competitive Business Environment discusses the meaning of the culture of safety in all areas of...

Neuroadaptive Systems: Theory and Applications

Neuroadaptive Systems: Theory and Applications

1st Edition

Magdalena Fafrowicz, Tadeusz Marek, Waldemar Karwowski, Dylan Schmorrow
March 29, 2017

Broadly defined as the science and technology of systems responding to neural processes in the brain, neuroadaptive systems (NASs) has become a rapidly developing area of study. One of the first books available in this emerging area, Neuroadaptive Systems: Theory and Applications synthesizes...

Knowledge Service Engineering Handbook

Knowledge Service Engineering Handbook

1st Edition

Jussi Kantola, Waldemar Karwowski
March 29, 2017

Edited by Jussi Kantola, the founding faculty member of the world’s first university Knowledge Service Engineering Department at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and Waldemar Karwowski from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at UCF, Knowledge Service...

Risk Analysis and Management of Repetitive Actions: A Guide for Applying the OCRA System (Occupational Repetitive Actions), Third Edition

Risk Analysis and Management of Repetitive Actions: A Guide for Applying the OCRA System (Occupational Repetitive Actions), Third Edition

3rd Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
November 08, 2016

This book covers the application of the OCRA (Occupational Repetitive Actions) method. The methods make up a system dedicated to the analysis and management of the risk of biomechanical overload of the upper limbs. The book focuses on the OCRA checklist which presents various models from the most...

Self-Regulation in Activity Theory: Applied Work Design for Human-Computer and Human-Machine Systems

Self-Regulation in Activity Theory: Applied Work Design for Human-Computer and Human-Machine Systems

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, Inna Bedny
December 22, 2014

Every complex human–machine system includes a computer as a critically important means of work. However, an operator’s interaction with a computerized system cannot be reduced to only performing computer-based tasks. Today human-computer interaction (HCI) is not limited to trained software users....

Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems

Applying Systemic-Structural Activity Theory to Design of Human-Computer Interaction Systems

1st Edition

Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, Inna Bedny
December 17, 2014

Human–Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field that has gained recognition as an important field in ergonomics. HCI draws on ideas and theoretical concepts from computer science, psychology, industrial design, and other fields. Human–Computer Interaction is no longer limited to...

Manual Lifting: A Guide to the Study of Simple and Complex Lifting Tasks

Manual Lifting: A Guide to the Study of Simple and Complex Lifting Tasks

1st Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti, Enrique Alvarez-Casado, Thomas R. Waters
July 10, 2012

Commonly used throughout the world, manual lifting tasks—whether simple or complex—all involve variable loads, postures, and movements. This practical guide discusses how to analyze the intricate lifting function and prevent injury during its execution. Outlining revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (...

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