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Author Ergonomics Society (Great Britain). Conference (2008 : University of Nottingham)

Title Contemporary ergonomics 2008 / editor, Philip D. Bust
Published London : Taylor & Francis, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 793 pages) : illustrations
Contents Operationalising analytical inclusive design evaluation -- The assistive eye : an inclusive design approach -- Calibrating capability loss simulators to population data -- Measuring prior experience in learned product interactions -- Tactile paving a necessary intervention, but does it suit everyone? -- Time is marching on. What really determines the time it takes us all to get from A to B? -- Pedestrians : just a simple flow? -- Pattern and trend of pedestrian casualties in the UK : a case of misunderstood ergonomics? -- Say what you see? The effects of being able to see what's happening on vocabulary design for speech input -- Inclusive communication -- the other breakthrough -- Inclusion -- blending disabled user and professional insights -- 21 'building blocks' for 21st century inclusion -- Task envelopes : the missing link -- Reducing errors in surgical care : theory and evidence -- Radiologist performance in the 21st century : the impact of workstation type and MSD's -- Human reliability assessment in healthcare -- where next? -- Anytime, anywhere mammographic interpretation training -- Head banging : the role of ergonomics in the interpretation of neuroradiological images -- Laptops in the lecture theatre : an ergonomic focus on the critical issues -- Development of software simulation to enable HF assessment of some ASMGC's features -- Assessment of physical activity at workplaces -- A follow-up study using participatory ergonomics to reduce WMSD's -- A collaborative design approach to preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders -- Crossmodal congruency benefits for tactile and visual signaling -- Management of work-relevant upper limb disorders -- Glove effects on hand performance capabilities in a light assembly task -- Long-term study of Musculoskeletal problems during a reorganisation in Royal Mail -- Teaching about Musculoskeletal disorders -- are we barking up the wrong tree? -- Evaluation and introduction of electrically powered equipment for mail delivery -- Initial testing of an inspectors' tool for the assessment of repetitive tasks (ART) -- Development of an inspectors' assessment tool for repetitive tasks of the upper limbs -- Baggage handling in narrow-bodied aircraft : further risk identification -- Ergonomics review of the highways agency control rooms -- The effects of a mid-morning chocolate snack on mood and glucose tolerance -- Reduced physiological strain in firefighters using a practical cooling strategy -- Methods and applications of body composition analysis -- Virtual electronic game playing by children can be active -- Military load carriage injuries and discomfort : a questionnaire survey -- Improving railway safety critical communications -- Systems engineering meets user centred design : in cab signaling displays -- Comparison of different types of reports in the investigation of signals passed at danger (SPADs) -- Human systems integration in rail : developing the interface for integration
The influences on safety behaviours of rail maintenance staff -- Fatigue management in rail : the role of ergonomics -- Applications of handheld computers for the rail industry -- Structured observations of automation use -- Network rail Signaller's workload toolkit -- Use of visual scenarios to understand and improve engineering work on the UK railway -- Use of off-workstation displays in rail control applications -- Improving productivity in rail maintenance -- Fingers on your buzzers please -- Integration is more than a human factors issue -- Too tired to start? Travel to the vessel and subsequent fatigue at work among seafarers -- A diary study of fatigue offshore -- Seafarers' fatigue : conclusions and the way forward -- Designing hyperbaric decompression chambers -- An evaluation of the different styles of footwear worn at the time of a stair fall -- Reflectivity as an indicator of slip risk -- Accidents on English dwelling stairs are directly related to going size -- Behavioural safety -- reduction of slips and trip accidents in a station environment -- Kinematic and tribological analysis of slip phenomena during walking -- Impact of spreading flour and salt on floor slipperiness -- A procedure to prepare fouled and worn quarry tiles -- Perception and cognition during walking while concurrently using a cellular phone -- Effect of shoe type on kinematics of stair negotiation in women -- To slip or not to slip : a comparison of matched slip and non-slip trials under similar conditions -- The minimum cost of non-fatal fall accidents to the NHS in England -- Optimum friction level for walking over a floor -- Multidisciplinary research to prevent slip, trip, and fall (STF) incidents among hospital workers -- Slips and/or trips at the menopause -- The epidemiology of slips, trips, and falls in the U.S. Army -- A preliminary study on slip potentials of stepping barefoot on slippery floors -- Modeling shoe-floor-contaminant friction applied to a pin-on-disk apparatus -- Comparison of site-based friction measurement and slip potential -- Nature of the shoe wear : its uniqueness, complexity and effects on slip resistance properties -- Linear regression models of floor surface parameters on friction at shoe-floor interface -- Combined posture and vibration investigations among occupational drivers -- Safe and fuel efficient driving : defining the benchmarks -- Detection of memory lapse during flight : a study of back-up systems and feedback -- Ergonomics issues in a jet car crash -- Drivers and driving : a segmentation based on behaviours and attitudes -- Different riders on different motorcycles : a quasi-experimental approach to rider comfort -- Profiling a new user group : anthropometric data for motorcyclists -- Spatial differences in sensible and latent heat losses under a bicycle helmet
Understanding workplace design for older workers : a case study -- Evaluation of the effectiveness of telecare for independent living in surrey -- The effects of users' age, nationality and computer experience on icon recognition -- Problems associated with police equipment carriage with body armour, including driving -- To queue or not to queue -- where are the biscuits? -- Teaching ergonomics at a distance : a virtual workplace -- Influence of vibration on workload while reading and writing on Indian trains -- Using organisational systems engineering to improve the bid proposal process -- A new decision-making systems framework -- Managing human factors trade-offs in armoured fighting vehicle projects -- Ergonomics aspects of video conferencing -- Avoiding project failure: putting people first -- The dream economy -- design, emotion and the user experience -- The cultural imagery used in icon design -- English, Slovenian, Swedish : capturing user requirements on large projects -- Diagnosing failures in organisational behaviour using influence diagrams -- A post occupancy evaluation of five primary schools built to Coventry's model brief -- A child centred approach to the design of E-learning material for the ICT curriculum -- Posture, position biometrics : guidelines for self-service technology -- A human-centered approach for improving airport security screening -- Keeping track of a suspect on CCTV : how hard can it be? -- Tracking a suspicious person using CCTV : but what do we mean by suspicious behaviour? -- Exploring essential skills of CCTV operators : the role of sensitivity to non-verbal cues -- Do I really need a limo? Fit for purpose ergonomics/human factors workshop -- Current trends in human reliability assessment -- Nuclear action reliability assessment (NARA), further development of a data-based HRA tool -- Recurring factors in reportable events of nuclear power plants -- Recommendations for ergonomic design of workplaces and machinery in construction -- Evaluating technology and research knowledge gaps for prevention of falls from scaffolds -- The importance of power tool consumables on vibration exposure -- Implementing a health management toolkit in the construction industry -- Survey of heavy equipment operators whole-body vibration profiles -- Maintenance workers and asbestos : understanding influences on worker behaviour -- Employing foreign workers in Sweden construction sector -- Ageing workforce in construction -- equipment use and the prevention of early retirement -- Cost effectiveness of safety initiatives in the Hong Kong construction industry -- Human-computer interaction : the elephant in the corner -- The cultural issues in icon design -- Charles Babbage and the "facility of using" -- Reasonable adjustments : collecting user experiences for a 'solutions database'-- A framework for estimating exclusion from work tasks during inclusive design -- Categorising design methods : how designers view the roles of user methods in design
Summary "Embracing the wide range of topics covered by contemporary ergonomics, this collection of international conference papers provides insight into current ergonomic practice, while presenting new research findings and acting as an invaluable reference source. It covers topics such as ergonomics, human factors and user-centered design and also features related disciplines such as psychology, engineering and physiology. This book gives particular emphasis to the utility of these disciplines in improving health, safety, efficiency, and productivity."--Publisher description
Analysis Contemporary ergonomics
Notes Conference proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human engineering -- Congresses.
Human engineering.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Design -- General.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Bust, Philip D.
ISBN 020388325X