Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

  • Ravindra Goonetilleke
  • Waldemar Karwowski

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 489)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zenija Roja, Henrijs Kalkis, Ingars Reinholds, Inara Roja
      Pages 3-10
    3. Shou Fang Liu, Ming Hong Wang, Ming Chyuan Lin, Tsung Sheng Huang
      Pages 11-20
    4. Joëlle Zita BolaBola, Yao Wang, Shuang Wu, Hua Qin, Jianwei Niu
      Pages 21-28
    5. Wanxin Zhang, Hao Du, Tao Wang, Jinlin Li, Li Ding
      Pages 41-49
    6. Yumei Zhang, Wenbo Zhang, Junwei Xie, Sheng Guo, Li Ding
      Pages 51-63
    7. Manida Swangnetr, Usa Karukunchit, Komkrit Juntaracena, Rungthip Puntumetakul, Michael T. Gross, David B. Kaber
      Pages 65-73
    8. Orawan Buranruk, Wichai Eungpinithpong, Rungthip Puntumetakul, Kulwarang Wongwilairat
      Pages 83-91
    9. Sebastien Mamessier, Karen M. Feigh
      Pages 93-103
    10. Thomas Hofmann, Jörg Bergner, Robert Schnuell
      Pages 105-112
  3. Physical Ergonomics in Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Joanne Yip, Pak-Yiu Liu, Kit-Lun Yick, Mei-Chun Cheung, Chi-Yung Tse, Sun-Pui Ng
      Pages 143-154
    3. Kimberly Anne Sheen, Yan Luximon
      Pages 165-173

About these proceedings


This book reports on the state of the art in physical ergonomics and is concerned with the design of products, process, services, and work systems to assure their productive, safe, and satisfying use by people. With focus on the human body's responses to physical and physiological work demands, repetitive strain injuries from repetition, vibration, force, and posture are the most common types of issues examined, along with their design implications. The book explores a wide range of topics in physical ergonomics, which includes the consequences of repetitive motion, materials handling, workplace safety, and usability in the use of portable devices, design, working postures, and the work environment. Mastering physical ergonomics and safety engineering concepts is fundamental to the creation of products and systems that people are able to use, as well as the avoidance of stresses and minimization of the risk of accidents. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics & Human Factors, held on July 27-31, 2016 in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book provides readers with a comprehensive view of the current challenges in Physical Ergonomics, which are a critical aspect in the design of any human-centered technological system, and factors influencing human performance.


Repetitive Strain Injuries Repetitive Motion Repetitive Stress Injuries Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Human Performance Data Anthropometry Inclusive Design Occupational Health and Safety Fatigue and Stress Risk Minimization Workplace Safety Postural Stress Analysis Biomechanical Analysis Occupational Health Injury Prevention Low Back Pain Human-centered Technologies Injury Prevention Fuzzy Modeling of Stresses AHFE 2016 Proceedings

Editors and affiliations

  • Ravindra Goonetilleke
    • 1
  • Waldemar Karwowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.University of Central Florida OrlandoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41693-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41694-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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