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A Systems Approach

Edited by Isabel L. Nunes

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

This book covers multiple topics of Ergonomics following a systems approach, analysing the relationships between workers and their work environment from different but complementary standpoints. The chapters focused on Physical Ergonomics address the topics upper and lower limbs as well as low back musculoskeletal disorders and some methodologies and tools that can be used to tackle them. The organizational aspects of work are the subject of a chapter that discusses how dynamic, flexible and reconfigurable assembly systems can adequately respond to changes in the market. The chapters focused on Human-Computer Interaction discuss the topics of Usability, User-Centred Design and User Experience Design presenting framework concepts for the usability engineering life cycle aiming to improve the user-system interaction, for instance of automated control systems. Cognitive Ergonomics is addressed in the book discussing the critical thinking skills and how people engage in cognitive work.

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ErgonomicsA Systems ApproachEdited by Isabel L. Nunes

Published: April 25th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2232

ISBN: 978-953-51-0601-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6203-2

Copyright year: 2012

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53755 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

55 Dimensions Citations


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1. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Assessment and Prevention

By Isabel L. Nunes and Pamela McCauley Bush


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2. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Discomfort in the Shoulder due to Computer Use

By Orhan Korhan


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3. Ergonomic Impact of Spinal Loading and Recovery Positions on Intervertebral Disc Health: Strategies for Prevention and Management of Low Back Pain

By S. Christopher Owens, Dale A. Gerke and Jean-Michel Brismée


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4. A Comparison of Software Tools for Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomic Research

By Pamela McCauley Bush, Susan Gaines, Fatina Gammoh and Shanon Wooden


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5. Measurement Instruments for Ergonomics Surveys - Methodological Guidelines

By Marina Zambon Orpinelli Coluci


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6. Biomechanical Assessment of Lower Limbs Using Support Moment Measure at Walking Worker Assembly Lines

By Atiya Al-Zuheri, Lee Luong and Ke Xing


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7. Usability of Interfaces

By Mário Simões-Marques and Isabel L. Nunes


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8. User Experience Design: Beyond User Interface Design and Usability

By Wei Xu


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9. Higher Efficiency in Operations Can Be Achieved with More Focus on the Operator

By Per Lundmark


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10. Critical Thinking Skills for Intelligence Analysis

By Douglas H. Harris and V. Alan Spiker


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