A guide to human factors and ergonomics by Martin Helander

By Martin Helander

"Completely revised and up to date, A advisor to Human elements and Ergonomics, moment version offers a complete creation to the sector. development at the beginning of the 1st variation, titled consultant to Ergonomics of producing, the recent identify displays the multiplied variety of insurance and applicability of the options you will discover within the moment version. each bankruptcy comprises new fabric and some Read more...

content material: pt. I. Information-centered human components. creation to human elements and ergonomics ; Cost-benefit research of advancements within the human components layout ; accomplishing a human components research ; imaginative and prescient and illumination layout ; Human info processing ; layout of controls, screens, and logos ; layout of human-computer interplay --
pt. II. Human-body-centered ergonomics. Anthropometry in notebook layout ; paintings posture ; handbook fabrics dealing with ; Repetitive movement damage and layout of hand instruments ; actual workload and warmth tension ; Noise and vibration --
pt. III. Organization/management-centered human elements. Ergonomics of desktop workstations ; education, abilities, and cognitive activity research ; Shift paintings ; layout for manufacture and upkeep ; injuries, human blunders, and protection --
Appendix : using human factors/ergonomics checklist.
summary: "Completely revised and up to date, A consultant to Human elements and Ergonomics, moment variation provides a entire advent to the sphere. development at the origin of the 1st version, titled advisor to Ergonomics of producing, the recent name displays the increased variety of insurance and applicability of the innovations you'll find within the moment version. every bankruptcy includes new fabric and a few were fullyyt rewritten. Drawing at the author's adventure in either instructing and undefined, the publication lays to relaxation the typical myths and misconceptions that encompass ergonomics." "Unlike such a lot ergonomics and human components books that emphasize the actual, this one supplies a extensive assessment of cognitive in addition to actual ergonomics. Written in an obtainable type, it provides a platforms method of human elements and ergonomics that results in entire realizing. the writer demonstrates how you can acquire information on clients and operators and the way to transform the knowledge to strong layout, and provides a realistic advisor to the layout and research of structures. layout orientated, platforms orientated, and effects orientated, this article presents the instruments had to resolve platforms difficulties and enhance sufficient layout solutions."--BOOK JACKET

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