Ergonomics and Humane Factors Engineering Laboratory

 | Post date: 2019/11/13 | 
 Ergonomics and Humane Factors Engineering Laboratory
Supervisor: Seyed Nasrolah Marashi Shoshtari
Address: Room 013, minus one floor, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, AUT
Telephone: +98(21) 64545306
Human factors and ergonomics (commonly referred to as human factors) is the application of psychological and physiological principles to the engineering and design of products, processes, and systems. The goal of human factors is to reduce human error, increase productivity, and enhance safety and comfort with a specific focus on the interaction between the human and the thing of interest. Human factors is employed to fulfill the goals of occupational health and safety and productivity. It is relevant in the design of such things as safe furniture and easy-to-use interfaces to machines and equipment. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries and other musculoskeletal disorders, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability.
The lab is offered with a three-unit course of “Human Factors Engineering” for undergraduate students to provide them with the practical application of the topics that are theoretically learned during the course.
This laboratory is used for teaching the followings:
  • Physiologic analysis of body;
  • Analysis of human in work environment from the perspective of making improvements in the system using macro parameters;
  • Analysis of human and machine relationship in dealing with monitors;
  • Designing equipment and hand tools;
  • Determining the field of view and visual ability;
  • Measuring the amount of dust;
  • Physiologic tests of body (blood pressure and electrocardiogram);
  • Assessment of physical condition of human body in 8 eight different protocols;
  • Industrial and ergonomic hygiene;
  • Examining human physical capabilities in environmental chamber;
  • Ergonomic analysis of auto ancillary systems;
  • Anthropometry and work environment design;
  • Ergonomic analysis of work;
  • Analysis of manual transportation, pooling and pushing;
  • Analysis of static work using discomfort recording methods, Nordic test, OWAS method, RULA method and Posture Targeting method.
Equipment of the laboratory
  • Sound level meter device;
  • Photometer device;
  • Ergometer device;
  • Anthropometer;
  • Equipment for hand tools design;
Anatomical models.

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