Ergonomics in sports and at work

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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Ergonomics in sports and at work
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Author:Pascal MADELEINE (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Steffen VANGSGAARD (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Mark de ZEE (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Mathias KRISTIANSEN (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Rachita VERMA (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Uwe KERSTING (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Morten VILLUMSEN (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Afshin SAMANI (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: B - Special sessions     Session: B1 - Physical work life balance
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2205

This paper addresses issues related to ergonomics in sports and at work. Ergonomics and sports science disciplines are interrelated. Workers and athletes operate in demanding environments requiring a high level of performance. Thus, a branch of ergonomics focuses on quantifying motor strategies in order to optimize human performance and prevent injuries. These goals can be pursued by (i) assessing human characteristics and capabilities in relation to certain motor tasks, (ii) achieving optimal efficiency and improving the overall level of performance, (iii) reducing discomfort level, and (iv) ensuring safety. This paper reviews recent studies and presents novel methods used to assess human performance.