This book is intended to be used as a textbook on senior/graduate level courses in human factors engineering and ergonomics. It will provide students with a background in physiological, biomechanical and anthropometric bases of ergonomics, and then focus on the applications of ergonomic principles in designing work systems for efficient human-machine interfaces.
A course text for senior or graduate engineering students, providing the background necessary to understand the human body's responses to work activities and to counteract work stressors with ergonomic solutions. Begins with a discussion of the musculoskeletal system, anthropometry, biomechanics, and physiology. Then delves into such areas as the manual handling of materials, office ergonomics, designing work tools, and general workplace design. Also considers such factors as temperature extremes, light and vision, noise, vibration, and shift work. Each chapter includes applications, conclusions, review questions, and topic-specific references. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.