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Cognitive Ergonomics of using ICT for Mobile Knowledge Work in public transportation

Project number: F 2455 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) / Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft und Betriebsorganisation (KIT) Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2023-10-31


Especially in the knowledge sector, digitisation makes it possible to work independently of time or location. As a result, the number of employees working with mobile ICT in public trains is increasing rapidly.

Even if it involves the same tasks, mobile work may place different demands on the employees than working at the stationary office. However, scientific knowledge on this form of mobile work is scarce, making it hard to formulate practical advice for occupational safety and health. The centerpiece of this project is therefore a comparative field study with participants working on the same tasks both in long-distance trains and in a stationary office. Particular attention is paid to the respective physical and psychological workload that occur in stationary compared to mobile work on trains.

Based on the findings, measures for the healthy and safe design of this form of mobile work will be derived.


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