The word “Ergonomics” originated from two Greek words “Ergon” means “work” and “Nomos” means “natural laws”
International Ergonomics Association (IEA) defined Ergonomics (or human factors) as the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. An ergonomist is an individual whose knowledge and skills concern the analysis of human-system interaction and the design of the system in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance (IEA, 2000).
This course is for brief idea about Ergonomics/Human Factors and its application in automotive design.
- To provide basic concept about Ergonomics/Human Factors and its implementation in design.
- To illustrate the application of elementary ergonomic principles in automobile design
The course is divided into the following three modules:
• Module 1
- Introduction to Ergonomics
- Domains of Specialization
- Applications and benefits
- Aspects of Ergonomics
• Module 2
- Automotive Ergonomics
- Spatial arrangement
- Strength capability
- Visual field and visual obstruction
- Seat design and seating comfort
• Module 3
- Case studies