Search for dissertations about: "Ergonomics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 539 swedish dissertations containing the word Ergonomics.

  1. 1. Ergonomics at Home : Design for Safe Living and Home Care

    Author : Jenny Hjalmarson; Tore Johan Larsson; Stefan Lundberg; Lars Nyberg; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Ergonomics; aging; work posture; four-wheeled walker; home care worker; living at home; accessibility;

    Abstract : The home should represent safety and security for the person who lives there, and this is an important factor for independence and autonomy in very old age. With aging populations, the needs for long-term care increase, care provided by spouses and/or from the growing home care sector. Injuries among these groups are common. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ergonomics Infrastructure - An Organizational Roadmap to Improved Production Ergonomics

    Author : Cecilia Berlin; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Production Ergonomics; Organizational Ergonomics; Organizational Relations; Sociotechnical Systems; Qualitative research; Proactive Ergonomics; Macroergonomics;

    Abstract : Improving production ergonomics is a pursuit common to many companies in different industrial sectors. At the core is an aspiration to eliminate risks for work-related musculo-skeletal disorders (MSDs), but modern views on ergonomics have evolved the discipline from a purely physiological, instrumental concern to an organizational, holistic systems-performance discipline (macroergonomics). READ MORE

  3. 3. Developing a Value Proposition of Maritime Ergonomics

    Author : Cecilia Österman; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; operational performance; socio-technical systems.; Ergonomics; value proposition; maritime economics; human element; shipping; participatory ergonomics;

    Abstract : There is a large body of knowledge available on the importance of ergonomics for successful(and unsuccessful) systems. Domain specific handbooks, guidelines and standards can befound also for the maritime industry. READ MORE

  4. 4. On Stage : Acting for development of businesses and ergonomics in woodworking SMEs

    Author : Johan Karltun; Jörgen Eklund; Gunnela Westlander; Matti Vartiainen; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; organisational change; ergonomics; woodworking; SME; Work sciences and ergonomics; Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi; Manufacturing engineering and work sciences; Produktion och arbetsvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis reports findings and results from studies of development work and change processes in the secondary woodworking industry. The purpose with the research is to increase the knowledge on how companies can initiate change and to increase their ability to change. READ MORE

  5. 5. Quality and Ergonomics : towards successful integration

    Author : Jan R.C. Axelsson; Pascale Carayon; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY;

    Abstract : The understanding and practice of ergonomics, built on the knowledge of human characteristics, abilities and needs, plays a fundamental role in satisfying people - whether they are labelled customers, users or workers. In this context ergonomics and quality can be regarded as overall approaches, as philosophies taking account of people in the way things are designed and organised. READ MORE