Isabel L. Nunes

Universidade Nova de LisboaPortugal

Isabel L. Nunes, was born in Lisbon, Portugal. She is currently Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She obtained her PhD in Industrial Engineering - Speciality in Human Factors/Ergonomics from the New University of Lisbon in 2003. She is member of the Computational Intelligence Research Group integrated in the Centre of Technologies and Systems, of UNINOVA. Her main research interests include development of artificial intelligence models using fuzzy set theory in ergonomics, health and safety at work and production systems. She has published several scientific papers and book chapters. She is a patent owner, and has been a member of several scientific conference committees. She has coordinated and participated in several research projects both national and international. At her home university she supervises PhD and MSc theses in industrial and management engineering and occupational safety.

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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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