Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011 : Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, 12-14 April 2011 book cover
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Contemporary Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011
Proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011, Stoke Rochford, Lincolnshire, 12-14 April 2011

Edited By

Martin Anderson

ISBN 9780415675734
Published May 10, 2011 by CRC Press
524 Pages

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Book Description

The broad and developing scope of ergonomics - the application of scientific knowledge to improve people’s interaction with products, systems and environments - has been illustrated for 25 years by the books which make up the Contemporary Ergonomics series. This book presents the proceedings of the international conference on Ergonomics & Human Factors 2011. In addition to being the leading event in the UK that features ergonomics and human factors across all sectors, this is also the annual conference of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors.

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.

A wide range of topics are covered in these proceedings, including transport, user centred design, safety culture, military, accidents, healthcare, manufacturing, human factors integration, education, the 24-hour society, sociotechnical systems and green ergonomics.

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.

Table of Contents

Human Factors in industrial accidents

The operability and maintainability analysis technique: Integrating task and risk analysis in the safe design of industrial equipment
T. Cooke & T. Horberry

Lessons learnt from using AcciMaps and the risk management framework to analyse large-scale systemic failures
P.E. Waterson & D.P. Jenkins
Combined effects of psychosocial factors, working hours and physical agents on accidents at work
B.T. Wellens & A.P. Smith

From human error to hybrid collectif: Exploring complex socio-technical systems
A.J. Masys

The use of the critical decision method to elicit schematic processing in the cockpit: A pilot study
K.L. Plant & N.A. Stanton

Human factors in the design and deployment of proximity detection systems for mobile mining equipment
T. Cooke & T. Horberry

Making safety culture work

Safety culture – A Pan-European perspective
A. Kilner, S.T. Shorrock, B. Kirwan & T. Licu

Developing a safety culture questionnaire for European air traffic management: Learning from experience
S.T. Shorrock, K. Mearns, C. Laing & B. Kirwan

Safety culture survey – The customer perspective
B. Pacnik & A. Kilner

Safe behaviour and safety culture on the railway
R. Bend, J.R. Wilson, B. Ryan, F. Kenvyn & T. Clarke

Making safety culture recommendations that work
B. Kirwan, A. Kilner & S.T. Shorrock

The need for safety intelligence
B. Kirwan

Ergonomics in Education

Risk factors for the development of Adolescent Low Back Pain – A longitudinal study of a cohort of students
S. Milanese & K. Grimmer-Somers

Design investigation of primary schools in Saudi Arabia
S. Omari, A. Woodcock & T. Ball

The ergonomic classroom: Helping to make a good and healthy school
H. Zieschang, F. Breuer, S. Freiberg, R. Hanssen-Pannhausen & A.-M. Hessenmöller

Ergonomics teaching within industrial design; an evaluation of evidence of understanding
E. Mackie

A novel method of intergrating ergonomics data for use in design
H. Dong & H. Chen

How design students use ergonomics?
H. Dong & S. Nicholls

Design for real people: A campaign to introduce User-Centred Design into schools
R. Benedyk

Designing transport systems for users and operators

An investigation of the perception of transport problems and electric buses in an urban environment
A. Woodcock & S. Topalovic

Human factors issues in railway intelligent infrastructure systems
N. Dadashi, J.R. Wilson, S. Sharples, D. Golightly & T. Clarke

Exploring the IVIS usability challenge: An experimental evaluation of two in-vehicle information systems input devices
C. Harvey

Effects of a mid-morning cereal bar on hazard perception in driving
K. Chaplin & A.P. Smith

Task pre-loading: Designing adaptive systems to counteract mental underload
M.S. Young, S.A. Birrell & S. Davidsson

Automotive ergonomics at 50: Where do we stand?
N. Gkikas, S. Cynk, D. Basacik & N.J. Reed

Tactile detection task as a real time cognitive workload measure
C. Diels

Activity interference during exposure to whole-body vibration: Seated and standing individuals
W. Baker, N.J. Mansfield, K. Ishimatsu, N. Shibata & S. Maeda

Experimental evaluation of touch screen interaction for in-car applications
S. Popova, M. Krause & K. Bengler

Usability of military equipment

Mind the gap: Building bridges between analysis and design with Rich Pictures and SOCA-CAT
N.A. Stanton & R.C. Mcllroy

Manual control with time delays in an immersive virtual environment
K.M. Chung, J.T.T. Ji & R.H.Y. So

Measuring team SA: Where have we been and where are we heading?
L.J. Sorensen & N.A. Stanton

Human Factors Integration and Systems Engineering – A model-based approach
K. Tatlock, C. Vance & J. Astwood

Structuring the analysis of human concerns at an early stage of system development
A.J. Belyavin, S. Tyler & W.A. Lotens

Human Factors in modern manufacturing

Ergonomic evaluation of dynamic muscular strains for the simulation in digital human models
C. Hentschel, J. Mühlstedt & B. Spanner-Ulmer

Making judgements about Upper Limb Disorders
C. Williams & R. Haslam

An ergonomic performance prediction model (Ergo Pro-Predict)
A. Finneran & L.W. O’Sullivan

Automotive Manufacturing – Assembly Ergonomics in the 21st century
W. Morris

Analyzing S/N ratio optimization of physiological stress of Indian male workers in summer & winter during manual lifting tasks
R.P. Singh, A. Batish & T.P. Singh

Ergonomics in future computer use

Who needs an iPad?
T. Stewart

Visually induced motion sickness: Effects of translational visual motion along different axes
W. Chen, J.Z. Chen & R.H.Y. So

Healthcare and ageing

What is Human Factors Expertise? Findings from an error identification and explanation task
K. Catchpole

NHS at home: A co-design research project to develop a 21st century nursing bag
D. Swann

Ergonomics design of workplaces – Prevention for all generations
H. Zieschang & S. Freiberg

Are home use medical devices easy to use?
S.C. Abdusselam, H. Dong, J. Barnett & S.F. Qin

Risk factors for the development of adolescent low back pain – A literature review
S. Milanese & K. Grimmer-Somers

Manual handling training: Is this the future?
B. Mills

User centred design and evaluation of medical devices

User research in medical device development: An overview
J. Barnett & J.L. Martin

Self management of Type II diabetes: The role of blood glucose monitoring
J.L. Martin, A.R. Lang, M.P. Craven & S. Sharples

Incorporation of carer and patient needs in the development of assistive technology for people with dementia
S.A. O’Neill, G. Parente, M.P. Donnelly, C.D. Nugent, K.A. Boyd, S. McClean, B. Scotney, S. Mason & D. Craig

Assisting medical device developers with user research: A new interactive tool
D.E. Morris, J.L. Martin, S. Sharples & J.A. Crowe

Exploring barriers to adrenaline auto-injector adherence: A user-centred study
A. Money, J. Barnett & J. Kuljis

‘Patients/patience in research’. The challenges of interviewing adolescent medical device users in hospital clinics
A.R. Lang, J.L. Martin, S. Sharples & J.A. Crowe

Green ergonomics

HF/E in sustainable development
D. Moore, C. Drury & K. Zink

Green Ergonomics Workshop
M. Hanson

The 24 hour society

Working hours and vigilance in breast cancer screening
S. Taylor-Phillips, M. Wheaton & A. Clarke

A systematic review of the effectiveness of ergonomic interventions in call centres
C.A. Sprigg & C.J. Armitage

Using video to disseminate research on seafarers’ fatigue
P. Allen & A.P. Smith

Cross sectors

The use of biometric fingerprint technology with the over 65s: A case study
P.N. Day, I.W. Ricketts, C. Riley, M. Carlisle, P. Gregor & C. Rohan

Older people’s experiences of their kitchens: Dishes and wishes
R.E. Sims, R. Marshall, M. Maguire, C. Nicolle, C. Lawton, S. Peace & J. Percival

Co-morbid musculoskeletal complaints – How common are they and what impact do they have?
A. Baird

The different human factors requirements of boundaried and non-boundaried working contexts in high reliability organisations
H. Blanchard & H. Shearer

Working here there and everywhere, challenges for researchers and employees involved in remote and mobile working
J.O. Crawford, L. MacCalman & C.A. Jackson


Managing risk in construction – Getting the balance right
S. Shirreff & A. Baird

Practical application of competence management systems in safety critical industries
N. Powell & D. Owen

A summary of current knowledge on effects of simultaneous whole-body vibration and trunk rotation on off-road driving tasks
L.J. Morgan & N.J. Mansfield


Developing a task analysis methodology to inform the design of work and the environment for a broadcasting organisation in the UK
K. Fairhall

Practical Human Factors Integration
W.I. Hamilton

Panel discussion on HFI: Strengths, weaknesses and moving forward
MoD Industry HFI Working Group


The application of innovative AutoCAD based tools to position safety signs and aid wayfinding in complex environments
A. Finneran, A.G.F. Gibb, P. Bust, C. Garcia-Hernández & P. Ubieto-Artur

When maps go bad: Exploring the interaction between software and data usability
M. Brown, S. Sharples & J. Harding


Ergonomics for Systems of Systems – The challenge of the 21st century
M. Henshaw, S. Ahlberg Pilfold & H. Dogan


Raising the standard: London Underground Human Factors
J. Wackrow & A. Slamen

Ergonomics for Systems of Systems – The challenge of the 21st century
H. Dogan, S. Ahlberg Pilford & M. Henshaw

Assessment of the benefits of adjustable task lighting in office environments
T. James, S. Joines, R. Dunn, S. Liu & W. Wang

Feasibility of using Radio Frequency Identification Tags (RFID) for tracking patient and staff activity in healthcare
J. Evans, N.J. Mansfield, S. Hignett & Y. Zhao

Human reliability analysis for steam generator feed-and-bleed accident in a typical VVER power plant
M. Yousefi & R. Jafarian

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