272 pages | 50 B/W Illus.
Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) is introduced to students, academics, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and others in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). A holistic approach is taken to emphasize the breadth and depth of HFE by providing both theory and applications in the field. Providing HFE perspectives from expert academics from multidisciplinary and culturally diverse backgrounds, it contains case studies written by industry professionals highlighting their work from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
"The GCC is at an inflection point. As the economy is diversifying away from reliance on hydrocarbons and 50% of the population is less than 25 years of age, the pace of acceleration into a new world of possibilities is fascinating… Processes, Technology and Practices will transform the GCC beyond imagination… This book is an interesting read that captures the current state of affairs and outlines the vision for the future."
—Bashar Kilani, Region Executive- Middle East at IBM
"This book provides an introduction for those in the Gulf Cooperation Council region who are interested in human factors and ergonomics, covering a diverse range of ergonomics and human factors topics such as healthcare through to cyber security and transport. Each chapter is accompanied by an informative case study that provides a focused perspective on the Gulf Cooperation Council regions that can be used to help inform academics and practitioners alike."
—Roland Barge, CIEHF, IET, UK
"This book provides the reader with a broad coverage of human factors and ergonomics (HFE) and its relevance for the Gulf Cooperation Council. It covers principles, methods and applications as applied to traditional HFE problems such as safety and product design, but also nontraditional issues such as cyber security and police training, and even to targets of future opportunities such as improved quality of life for older adults. Each chapter is paired with a case study that exemplifies the benefit of HFE in a specific context. Overall, the book is exemplary in helping to expand the purview of HSE and in demonstrating its value to a wide audience."
— Nancy Cooke, Arizona State University, USA
Introduction. Product Design. Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Macroergonomics. Environmental Design. Safety Management Systems. Healthcare. Aerospace. Surface Transportation. Cybersecurity. Energy and Sustainability. The Future of HF/E in the GCC.