Introducing Ergonomics, Welcome and content details – Discipline approach: Ergonomics/ Human factors – Human physical dimension concern – Posture and movement – Behaviour and perception – Visual Issues – Environments Factors – Ergonomic design process – Performance support and design intervention – Design Ergonomics in India: scope for exploration
Introducing Ergonomics, Welcome and content details : Welcome and content details: Syllabus,Design today- Human aid to lifestyle
Discipline approach: Ergonomics/ Human factors : Journey, Fitting task to man their contractual structure,Domain, Philosophy and Objective ,Mutual task comfort: two way dialogue, communication model,Ergonomics/ human Factors fundamentals,Physiology (work physiology) and stress
Human physical dimension concern : Human body- structure and function, anthropometrics,Anthropometry: body growth and somatotypes,Static and dynamic anthropometry, Stand Posture- erect,Anthropometry landmark: Sitting postures,Anthropometry: squatting and cross-legged postures,Anthropometric measuring techniques,Statistical treatment of data and percentile calculations
Posture and movement : 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
Behaviour and perception : Communication and cognitive issues,Psycho-social behaviour aspects, behaviour and stereotype,Information processing and perception,Cognitive aspects and mental workload,Human error and risk perception
Visual Issues : Visual performance,Visual displays
Environments Factors : Environmental factors influencing human performance
Ergonomic design process : Ergonomics design methodology,Ergonomics criteria/check while designing,Design process involving ergonomics check,Some checklists for task easiness
Performance support and design intervention : Occupational safety and stress at workplace in view to reduce the potential fatigue, errors, discomforts and unsafe acts,Workstation design,Furniture support,Vertical arm reach and design application possibility,Humanising design: Design and human compatibility, comfort and
Design Ergonomics in India: scope for exploration : Concluding session: Design Ergonomics in India: scope for exploration
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