Module 1: Introduction to ergonomics

Time requirement: approx. 90 minutes
Last update 2017

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Module 1 - Introduction to ergonomics 

Learning objectives

The students become familar with...
  • the objectives of ergonomic design
  • the relationship between engineering design and ergonomics.
  • ergonomic assessment criteria
  • the statutory principles and technical standards for the implementation of ergonomic requirements
  • the effects of technical aspects of stress upon performance and strain in the work process. In particular, the relationship between ability and willingness to perform can be regarded as part of the resource of human performance, and the influence of technology, organization and working task can be defined in its relevance.
  • Scope for integrating knowledge of ergonomic design into the engineering design process
  • Sources of information on ergonomic design aspects

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