Ergonomics and Human Factors

The human element in systems design is critical to ensuring optimal performance for both the human and the system.  Faculty and students within Industrial and Systems Engineering conduct theoretical and applied ergonomics and human factors research that addresses the human element in any type of system.  Research areas include occupational ergonomics and biomechanics, work physiology, human information processing, and usability.  ISE faculty members also assist Mississippi companies in improving ergonomics in their facilities.  Below are some examples of research projects completed in ergonomics and human factors.

Project TitleSponsorPI
Application of advanced wide-area warning systems with adaptive protectionDepartment of Energy/California Institute for Energy and EnvironmentBabski-Reeves
Development of a Data to Information HandbookCenter for Operator PerformanceStrawderman
Driver Speed Limit Compliance in School ZonesMississippi Department of TransportationStrawderman
Effects of virtual keyboards on posture and efficiencyOffice Ergonomics Research CouncilBabski-Reeves
Implications of System Usability on Intermodal Facility DesignNational Center for Intermodal Transportation (DOT)Strawderman
Improving Work Zone Safety through Dynamic Message Sign Content ModificationDeep South ERC (NIOSH)Strawderman
Investigation of the effects of increased coverage area for soft body armorNational Institute of JusticeBabski-Reeves
Using expert knowledge to prevent upper extremity injuriesNIOSHBabski-Reeves