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The broad and developing scope of ergonomics has been illustrated over the past fifteen years by the books that make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series. Presenting the proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings, and form an invaluable reference source. The volumes provide a fast track for the publication of suitable papers from international contributors chosen on the basis of abstracts submitted to a selection panel. Topics included in Contemporary Ergonomics 2004 applied physiology, musculoskeletal disorders, posture and discomfort, and more.
"…clearly and excellently cross the wide spectrum of topics and interest that is ergonomics today. The depth and diversity of papers within some areas, such as understanding the science and prevention of slips and falls, or what is 'designing for inclusion', go well beyond a general conference and approach some of the more specialized topical conferences. …Contemporary Ergonomics is a worthy edition to the ergonomics reference library and to reference shelves in libraries and research centres."
-Stephen J. Morrissey, Ergonomics, Vol. 49, No. 7, June 2006
Military Ergonomics. Information Presentation and Recognition. Design Methods. Design Methods - Examples. Computer Assisted Tasks. Auditory Warnings. Health and Safety. Ergonomics in the Energy Industry. Human Error and Process Safety. Memory and Cognition. VDUs in Process Control. Manual Handling and Posture. Sport Ergonomics. Physiological Stress. Sitting, Standing, and Workplace. Drivers and Driving. Telecommunications. Poster Presentations. Keynote Address.
The broad and developing scope of human factors and ergonomics - the application of scientific knowledge to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments - has been illustrated for 28 years by the books which make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series.
Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings and form an invaluable reference source. The volumes provide a fast track for the publication of suitable papers from international contributors, with papers being subject to peer review since 2009 and selected by the conference programme committee.
A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings including workload, human capability, systems, product design, manufacturing systems, behaviour change, health and wellbeing, organisational culture, smart environments and sustainability, transport and musculoskeletal disorders.
As well as being of interest to mainstream ergonomists and human factors specialists, Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors will appeal to all those who are concerned with people's interactions with their working and leisure environment including designers, manufacturing and production engineers, health and safety specialists, occupational, applied and industrial psychologists, and applied physiologists.