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Ergonomics Testing Of New Technologies
Author(s): Kathleen M. Potosnak; Richard P. Koffler
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Paper Abstract

Although engineers profess to have a working knowledge of testing methods, ergonomics is an area of testing with which engineers are only beginning to grapple. Testing for such human factors as personal goals, requirements, limitations and comfort is necessary to evaluate the human consequences of new technologies. While engineers are concerned with performance of the technology and its components, ergonomists assume working machinery and test for human performance and preference effects. Examples from the literature illustrate the approach to ergonomics research. Despite the problems and tradeoffs inherent in arriving at human factors solutions, ergonomics must be included in the design of new technologies so that they not only enhance human productivity, but also are accepted by users.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0624, Advances in Display Technology VI, (5 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961218
Show Author Affiliations
Kathleen M. Potosnak, The Koffler Group (United States)
Richard P. Koffler, The Koffler Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0624:
Advances in Display Technology VI
Elliott Schlam, Editor(s)

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