Ergonomics for beginners: Industrial design perspective
IIT Guwahati, , Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti
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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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Ergonomics for beginners Industrial design perspective by Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti, Department of Design, IIT Guwahati.For more details on NPTEL visit httpnptel.iitm.ac.in
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.