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Design Science and Innovation

Human-Centered Agriculture

Ergonomics and Human Factors Applied

Authors: Nag, Pranab Kumar, Gite, L. P.

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  • Provides perspectives of ergonomics and human factors in agriculture
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  • Discusses energy balance analysis of human labour and machinery utilization
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  • Focuses on contemporary work methods and practices in farming
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This book explores the interplay of farm mechanization, human factors and climatic and other environmental uncertainty in agriculture, using an ergonomics based approach to discuss solutions to the traditionally acknowledged vulnerability of the sector. It converges contemporary research documentation, case studies and international standards on agricultural ergonomics, engineering anthropometry, human factors, basic occupational health services, safety management, human performance and system sustainability to provide a handy reference to students and professionals working to optimize agricultural output while balancing the rational utilization of labour in agricultural practices and human well-being. 

About the authors

Prof. P.K. Nag, Ph.D., D.Sc., is currently associated with the Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (Deemed University), Belur Math, Kolkata. Prof. Nag is the former Director of the National Institute of Occupational Health (Indian Council of Medical Research) Ahmedabad, and Regional Occupational Health Centers (Bangalore and Kolkata). He specializes in the areas of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Environmental Health and Management, Climate Change, Occupational Health and Safety, and has teaching and research experience spanning four decades. He has written several books and reports and published 175 research articles in reputed journals. Prof. Nag has professional affiliations with numerous national and international agencies in different capacities.

 

Dr L.P. Gite, PhD, superannuated from the Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Bhopal, India as a Project Coordinator and Emeritus Scientist. He has been profoundly involved to promote about ergonomics principles in the design and application of agricultural tools and equipment, and strengthen such research in agricultural engineering, and allied institutes, and Standards bodies. He has authored multiple books and about 55 research papers which were published in reputed national and international journals. 


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human-Centered Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Ergonomics and Human Factors Applied
Authors
Series Title
Design Science and Innovation
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7269-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7269-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7268-5
Series ISSN
2509-5986
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 409
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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