Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

Editors: Goonetilleke, Ravindra, Karwowski, Waldemar (Eds.)

  • Discusses human body's responses to physical and physiological work demands
  • Identifies ergonomic risk factors in the workplace
  • Describes new methods to assess and control risks in the workplace
  • Explores critical aspects in the design of any human-centered technological system
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This book reports on the state of the art in physical ergonomics and is concerned with the design of products, process, services, and work systems to assure their productive, safe, and satisfying use by people. With focus on the human body's responses to physical and physiological work demands, repetitive strain injuries from repetition, vibration, force, and posture are the most common types of issues examined, along with their design implications. The book explores a wide range of topics in physical ergonomics, which includes the consequences of repetitive motion, materials handling, workplace safety, and usability in the use of portable devices, design, working postures, and the work environment. Mastering physical ergonomics and safety engineering concepts is fundamental to the creation of products and systems that people are able to use, as well as the avoidance of stresses and minimization of the risk of accidents. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics & Human Factors, held on July 27-31, 2016 in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book provides readers with a comprehensive view of the current challenges in Physical Ergonomics, which are a critical aspect in the design of any human-centered technological system, and factors influencing human performance.

Table of contents (96 chapters)

  • Physical Load Among Construction Workers and Analysis with Objective Ergonomics Research Method

    Roja, Zenija (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • An Ergonomics Research for Developing Senior Citizens’ Mobile Devices Gesture Display

    Liu, Shou Fang (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • Application of Hidden Markov Model in Human Motion Recognition by Using Motion Capture Data

    BolaBola, Joëlle Zita (et al.)

    Pages 21-28

  • Estimating the EMG Response Exclusively to Fatigue During Sustained Static Maximum Voluntary Contraction

    Chang, Jing (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • The Metabolic Rate of Male Adults in Different Garments Under Different Upper Limb Workloads

    Zhang, Wanxin (et al.)

    Pages 41-49

Buy this book

eBook $299.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41694-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $379.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41693-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
Editors
  • Ravindra Goonetilleke
  • Waldemar Karwowski
Series Title
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series Volume
489
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41694-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41694-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-41693-9
Series ISSN
2194-5357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 1022
Number of Illustrations and Tables
122 b/w illustrations, 293 illustrations in colour
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