Ergonomics for beginners: Industrial design perspective

IIT Guwahati Course , Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti

Lecture 1: Introduction

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Ergonomics for beginners: Industrial design perspective by Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati.For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in

Course Description :

Introduction - Design today - human aid to lifestyle - Journey, fitting task to man - Domain, philosophy and objective - Mutual task comfort: two way dialogue, communication model - Ergonomics/ human factors fundamentals - Physiology, (work physiology) and stress - Human body - structure and function, anthropometrics - Anthropometry: body growth and somatotypes - Static and synamic anthropometry: standing - Anthropometry landmark: sitting postures - Anthropometry : squatting and cross-legged postures - Measuring techniques - Statistical treatment of data and percentile calculations - Human body-structure and function - Posture and job relation - Posture and body supportive devices - Chair characteristics - Vertical work surface - Horizontal work surface

Movement - Work Counter - Communication and cognitive issues - Psycho-social behaviour aspects, behavior and stereotype - Information processing and perception - Cognitive aspects and mental workload - Human error and risk perception - Visual performance - Visual displays - Environmental factors influencing - Ergonomics design methodology - Ergonomics criteria/check - Design process involving - Some checklist for task easiness - Occupational safety and stress at workplace - Workstation design - Furniture support - Vertical arm reach and relevant - Humanising design :Design and human compatibility, comfort and adaptability aspects - Scope for exploration

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