IMEM026
Human Factors Engineering
 
Students will gain an understanding of the basic theoretical concepts, principles and techniques of ergonomics as well as an introduction to fundamental ergonomic measurement tools for assessment of physical workload, posture, occupational exposure, and stress. The topics include systems design and task analysis, muscle use and anthropometry, workspace design, activity-related soft tissue disorders, back injuries, shiftwork, organizational and psychosocial aspects of work, skilled work and mental activity and regulations in ergonomics. The professional software such as “HumanCAD” is introduced for supporting ergonomic systems design and task analysis. The students are required to complete a related course project.

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