"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 LAYOUTWeek 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.