Ergonomics and Human Factors 2017 will feature nearly 80 presentations and workshops from leading ergonomists and human factors specialists across a wide variety of sectors including Design, Healthcare, Rail, Technology and People, Occupational Health, Safety Culture, Cognition, Sensing and Interpreting Data and Systems. New this year will be panel discussions on the subjects of HF Competency and the future of ergonomics and human factors. A confirmed keynote speaker is Andrew Thatcher of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and there will be a plenary lecture from David Watts of CCD.
Ergonomists and Human Factors Specialists from around the world in both industry and academia will come together along with delegates from related disciplines such as psychology, health & safety and occupational health, for example, to listen to three days of thought-provoking presentations, workshops and discussions and engage in numerous networking opportunities.
Watch the video for a flavour of last year’s event.
Some programme highlights
In this technological age we need to consider how much time children and young people spend in front of screens and what the impact of this is on their health and wellbeing. Research on this topic will be presented at the conference in 2017.
A potentially controversial subject will be tabled by the University of Huddersfield: a smartphone-based traffic light App, with the goal of reducing the time it takes drivers to ‘move off’ at signalised intersections. How useful is this, and what are the safety considerations? Discuss!
The University of Warwick and Jaguar Land Rover will tell us about the human factors approach they have taken to review the Self Learning Car system, and how machine-learning can not give us a full enough picture. They propose a new model, and issues surrounding trust and acceptance in automation will be explored.
Download an article here outlining the themes of the conference.