Ergonomics (or human factors) is 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.
Human-Integrated Systems Laboratory, directed by Dr. Ho Hwi Chie,M.Sc. allows students to learn about how to design a work system that considers the ergonomic side from human body and behavior. Work system design aims to improve production capacity that considering the safety and healthy works to be the first priority. Establishing work system is attempted to be as efficient and effective as possible in order to reduce the usability of resources but still maximize the generated output. For the safety and healthy, this laboratory focuses on the back pain that can cause the dangerous effect if the bad work condition goes on in a long term. This laboratory also provides students to analyze the work motion of labor whether the motion is efficient or not, and gives solutions of those inefficient motion.
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