Ergonomics How to Design for Ease and Efficiency

ISBN-10: 0137524781

ISBN-13: 9780137524785

Edition: 2nd 2001

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Description: An easy-to-use reference book written by a practicing ergonomics engineer, Ergonomics: How to Design for Ease and Efficincy explores the “why” and “how” of human engineering/ergonomics. Topics include Working Under Water, Home Computer Workstation, Data Input Devices, Effective Training for Safe Lifting, Use of Liftbelts. Deals with Space exploration, Work under water, Scuba diving, New ways to communicate with the computer, Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other RSIs, Lift belts in material handling, Designing for “neutral” posture, scheduling work for circadian rhythms and Strenuous efforts at high altitudes. Addresses issues such as cumulative trauma, back problems (lifting), space exploration, design for the handicapped, computer workstations, and others. For readers interested in Human Factors Engineering or Ergonomics.

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Book details

List price: $239.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/11/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 695
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.630
Language: English

(NOTE: Each chapter begins with Overview and concludes with Summary and Challenges.)
What Ergonomics Is
What Ergonomics Does
Goals of This Book
How This Book Is Organized
How to Use This Book
The Development of Ergonomics
The Ergonomic Knowledge Base
Sources of Ergonomic Information
The Ergonomic Knowledge Base
The Anatomical and Mechanical Structure of the Human Body
Development of the Human Race
Anthropology and Anthropometry
Box of Samples
How to Get Missing Data
Design Procedures
Human Biomechanics
The Skeletal System
Biomechanical Description of the Body
Human Strength
How the Body Does Its Work
The Respiratory System
The Circulatory System
The Metabolic System
Assessment of Energy Expenditures at Work
Energy Requirements at Work
How the Mind Works
The Traditional and the EcologicalConcepts
Organization of the Nervous System
Enhancing Performance
Detecting Deception
Human Senses
Body Sensors
Seeing The Vision Sense
Other Theories of Color Vision
Hearing The Auditory Sense
Smelling Olfactory Sense
Tasting The Gustation Sense
Taste Sensors
Touching The Cutaneous Senses
Balancing the Body The Vestibular Sense
Engineering Use of Sensory Capabilities
How the Body Interacts with the Environment
Thermoregulation of the Human Body
Working in Polluted Air
Working Strenuously at High Altitudes
The Effects of Vibration on the Human Body
Summary of Vibration
Astronauts and Weightlessness
Accelerations in Aerospace
Summary of Aerospace Human Engineering
Working and Diving Under Water
Body Rhythms, Work Schedules, and Effects of Alcohol
Female Menstrual Cycle
Circadian Rhythms
Individual Differences
Prolonged Hours of Work and Sleep Deprivation
Shift Systems
Compressed Workweek/Extended Workday
Which Shift Systems are Most Suitable?
Body Rhythms and ShiftWork: Summary
Effects of Alcohol on Performance
Blood Alcohol Content
Elimination of Alcohol
Effects of Alcohol on the Nervous System
Effects of Alcohol on the Senses
Effects of Alcohol on Performance of Industrial Tasks
Effects of Alcohol on Automobile Driving
Effects of Alcohol on Pilots
Effects of Alcohol: Summary
Design Applications
Ergonomic Models, Methods, and Measurements
Types of Models
Ergonomic Models
Designing to Fit the Moving Body
Moving, Not Staying Still
Suitable Body Motions and Positions at Work
Recording and Evaluating Postures at Work
Designing for the Standing Operator
Designing for the Sitting Operator
Designing for Working Positions Other Than Sitting or Standing
Designing for Foot Operation
Designing for Hand Use
Designing Hand Tools
Design Rules for Hand Tools
Designing for Human Strength
Rules for Designing for Operator Strength
Designing for Vision
Designing to Avoid Overuse Disorders in the Shop and Office
Biomechanical Strains of the Body
Occupational Activities and Related Disorders
Stages of Overuse Disorders and Their Treatment
NonBiomechanical Factors in ODs
Ergonomic Interventions
Research Needs
The Office (Computer) Workstation
Is There a Normal, Healthy, Ideal Posture?
Theories of HealthyStanding
Theories of Healthy Sitting
Free Posturing
Ergonomic Design of the Office Workstation
Selection, Design, and Arrangement of Controls and Displays
Control Selection
Compatibility of Control-Machine Movement
Control Actuation Force or Torque
Control-Effect Relationships
Continuous versus Detent Controls
Standard Practices
Arrangement and Groupin
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