Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Ergonomics - New Insights

Orhan Korhan

Eastern Mediterranean University

An active researcher and full professor in Industrial Engineering, appointed to be the director of Industry 4.0 Research Center, Vice-Dean of Faculty of Engineering, author of several articles, chapters, and books, and editor of several books in Ergonomics.


Workplace Safety Repetitive Strain Injuries Vibration Posture Materials Handling Work Environment Cognitive Ergonomics Communication Work Design Community Ergonomics Telework Quality Management

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Ergonomics is a multidisciplinary science 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 to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. To this extent, ergonomics comprises three main fields of research: physical, cognitive, and organizational ergonomics. Physical ergonomics is concerned with the consequences of repetitive motion, materials handling, workplace safety, comfort in the use of portable devices, keyboard design, working postures, and the work environment. Cognitive ergonomics deals with the mental (intellectual and psychological) aspects of the operator-activity relationship: perception, reasoning, memory, stimuli, psycho-motor responses, etc. Organizational ergonomics is concerned with the optimization of sociotechnical systems, including their organizational structures, policies, and processes.

This book is designed to provide an extensive literature review, uncover contemporary research, and shed a light on the researchers in all three fields of ergonomics.

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Date completed: March 3rd 2022

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About the editor

Orhan Korhan

Eastern Mediterranean University

Orhan Korhan graduated with a BS from Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) in 2000, a MS from the University of Louisville in 2002, and a PhD from EMU in Industrial Engineering in 2010. He has been working at EMU since 2009. He became Assistant Professor in 2010, and Associate Professor in 2014, and a full Professor in 2020. He has been assigned to scientific committee of several international conferences, published several books, book chapters, and papers in various countries. His current research interests include Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Cognitive Ergonomics, Industry 4.0 and Facilities Planning and Design.

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