Simulation in full-scale mock-ups: an ergonomics ...

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

Simulation in full-scale mock-ups: an ergonomics evaluation method?
Author:Simone Nyholm ANDERSEN
Date: 2014-08-19     Track: B - Special sessions     Session: B6 - Simulations: The integration of human factors and ergonomics – part I

This paper presents an exploratory study of four simulation sessions in full-scale mock-ups of future hospital facilities. The aim was to explore full-scale mock-ups’ potential of not only being a method for testing and evaluating design concepts but also being an ergonomics evaluation method of specific work conditions at future hospital facilities. The results show that the simulation in the full-scale mock-ups revealed work conditions of Room Layout, Musculoskeletal Conditions, Organizational Interconnections, Indoor Climate, Safety and Psychosocial Conditions. However, the full-scale mock-ups were primarily supporting ergonomics evaluation of Room Layout and Musculoskeletal Conditions.