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Engineering Physiology

Bases of Human Factors Engineering/ Ergonomics

Authors: Kroemer, Karl H. E., Kroemer, Hiltrud J., Kroemer-Elbert, Katrin E.

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  • Treats the topic of the human body functioning under work conditions
  • Every chapter is self-contained, with its own glossary and references
  • Established book; already in its 5th edition
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This fifth edition of “Engineering Physiology” has the same purpose as the earlier prints: to provide physiological information which engineers, designers, supervisors, managers and other planners need to make work and equipment “fit the human.” Chapters have been revised, figures and tables updated. New material discusses, among other topics, models of the human body that provide practical and design-oriented information, biomechanics describing the body’s capabilities and limitations, effects of shift work / sleep loss on attitude and performance, and new techniques to measure body sizes and the resultant changes in applications of that information.

The book does not replace standard (biological-medical-chemical) textbooks on human physiology; instead, it provides information on human features and functions which are basic to ergonomics or human (factors) engineering, terms often used interchangeably. It helps lay the foundations for teamwork among engineers and physiologists, biologists and physicians. Bioengineering topics concern bones and tissues, neural networks, biochemical processes, bio- and anthromechanics, biosensors, perception of information and related actions, to mention just a few areas of common interest.

Such understanding provides the underpinnings for devising work tasks, tools, workplaces, vehicles, work-rest schedules, human-machine systems, homes and designed environments so that we humans can work and live safely, efficiently and comfortably.

About the authors

Karl H.E. Kroemer is Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40627-1
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40626-4
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  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineering Physiology
Book Subtitle
Bases of Human Factors Engineering/ Ergonomics
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40627-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40627-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40626-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 373
Number of Illustrations
192 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
3rd edition was published in 1997 by VNR (now Wiley)
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