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Building on the success of previous editions, the 4th edition of ‘Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics’ provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the field. The new edition places the subject matter into a system context using a human-machine model to structure the chapters and a knowledge application model to structure the organisation of material in each chapter. Every chapter covers: Core Concepts, Basic Applications, Tools and Processes, and System Integration issues regardless of topic. Includes over 200 exercises and essays (at least ten per chapter). An Instructor’s Manual, A Guide to Tutorials and Seminars and and over 500 powerpoint slides are available for academic users from the publisher. All chapters contain ‘HFE Workshop’ sections with practical guidance and worked examples. Please see the TOC for more information.
"The most important thing I found in this book is the selection of topics. I should say Dr. Bridger gave the foremost emphasis on the inclusion of specific topics for future students and researchers who may be interested to contribute the knowledge in the betterment of the society. So, the interesting part of this book, in each chapter there is a section where the author identifies the integration of specific topic with its system component.
I am definite, in near future, this book will be treated as the most dependable text book for students and at the same time as the most helpful guide for researchers."
— Somnath Gangopadhyay, University of Calcutta, India
Prologue: Human Factors and Ergonomics in Systems Design and Project Management. Human Factors and Ergonomics from the Earliest Times to the Present. The Body as a Mechanical System. Anthropometry, Workstation and Facilities Design. Standing and Sitting at Work. Repetitive Tasks. Risk Assessment and Task Design. Design of Manual Handling and Load Carriage Tasks. Work Capacity, Stress, Fatigue and Recovery. Job Demands, Health and Well-being for a Changing Population. Working in hot and Cold Climates. The Visual Environment. Measurement and Design. Hearing, Sound, Noise and Vibration. The Mind at Work: Intention, Action and Interpretation. Displays and Controls. Interactive Devices and the Internet. HFE in Accident Investigation and Safety Management. System Stability and Sustainability. Appendix A. Glossary. References. Index.