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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Applied Ergonomics

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam


"Ergonomics" is an applied scientific discipline that is concerned with how humans interact with the system/equipment/surrounding while performing tasks and other activities. Syllabus includes Introduction, Physical, Cognitive, Occupational and biomechanics aspect. The course syllabus is designed so as to cover work physiology, Engineering aspect of product, improvement in the cognitive capabilities and other relevant topics. Students will be able to correlate the understanding of this subject with their day to day activities and will be aware of concepts related to increase in the human and system efficiency.   INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students of B.Tech/M.Tech/MS/BSc/MSc stream   PRE REQUISITES : Nil   INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Industries related to Work Study and Management


COURSE LAYOUT Week 1: Introduction and Overview of Ergonomics. Week 2: Human centred design Week 3: Anthropometry Week 4: Physical Ergonomics-I Week 5: Physical Ergonomics-II Week 6: Tools and techniques for Ergonomics. Week 7: Cognitive Ergonomics-I Week 8: Cognitive Ergonomics-II Week 9: Cognitive Ergonomics-III Week 10: Physical Environment and its importance Week 11: Biomechanics Week 12: Occupational Ergonomics and use of Ergonomics.

Taught by

Prof. Shantanu Bhattacharya, Prof. Ankur Gupta

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