The research activities of the unit 'Human Factors, Ergonomics' focus on the analysis, evaluation and design of socio-technical work systems regarding
Our understanding of human factors and ergonomics includes physical, cognitive and organisational ergonomics and relates to product and process design.
Our main focus is on man-machine-interaction as a part of socio-technical systems, giving special attention to new and emerging technologies such as those discussed in the context of Industry 4.0.
Our research results are transferred into practice-oriented guidelines. They are also the foundation to advise the federal government regarding ergonomics of products and work systems. Findings are also incorporated into regulation, in particular technical rules and standards.
The unit incorporates team members from different scientific disciplines like psychology, mechanical and process engineering as well as sports science.