IE6302 Advanced Ergonomics and Workplace Design
This module is an advanced version of IE5302 - Ergonomics and Workplace Design. This module presents issues of importance to the human operator when designing the workplace. They include occupational stress, boredom and physical/mental fatigue. The ergonomic principles of proper lighting, noise, and thermo-regulation of the workplace are discussed also. A different area of emphasis in this module will deal with anthropometry or designing workplaces that fit the human (e.g. sitting height, neck and head postures, movement envelopes). Besides evening lectures on the above topic, seminars on fundamental aspects of the subject matters will be conducted. Research papers will be reviewed during the seminars.