Ergonomics in Action

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متاح الآن إلى 2024-06-25
33.00 ساعة تعليمية
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Ergonomics is the application of scientific information about people in order to design products and systems so that they are safe, productive, comfortable and healthy for people to use.

People are of different shapes, sizes, strength, speed, judgment, skills, and capabilities. Hence, there is a need to evaluate and quantify differing metrics to evaluate the differences. What is important is to fit the task and equipment used to the person rather than fitting a person to a task or equipment so that a majority of the people are able to and like to do what needs to be done.

The course will focus on recognizing the basic needs of people in terms of biomechanics and present the various design strategies so that products and systems are compatible with people who use them thereby improving human performance, reducing the risk of discomfort and injury.

With the knowledge gained, you can experience the excitement of redesigning or retrofitting workplaces and other types of products whether it be for continuing education or just for knowledge.


Ravindra Goonetilleke
Ravindra Goonetilleke

Dr. Ravindra Goonetilleke is Professor Emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and holds a joint appointment in the Division of Integrative Systems and Design and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics. He teaches Human-Centered Design and his research interests are innovative design and product development.

Prior to HKUST, he was the Human Factors Manager at the NIKE Sport Research Lab in Beaverton Oregon, and a Senior Ergonomist at the Biomechanics Corporation of America in Long Island New York. He has served as a consultant for many multi-national companies in the area of Ergonomics and Product Design. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA), International Ergonomics Association and the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society.