Work Smarter, Not Harder

How do humans interact with systems? And how can those systems be optimized for performance and efficiency? At the Center for Ergonomics, we try to answer these questions and much more.

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Center for Ergonomics

The Center for Ergonomics houses a multidisciplinary human science laboratory to conduct research and applied projects in cognitive, physical, and organizational ergonomics. Work here optimizes mental processing, human well-being, and administrative functioning. It is easily configurable to simulate different environments, such as a healthcare ambulatory care setting.

The laboratory supports a variety of simulation studies. It enables video recording of human-computer interaction, the capture of user interactions via instrumented software, and rapid prototyping of new and updated designs.

Contact

Dr. Jason Saleem, Director
(502) 852-2274

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The Center for Ergonomics is 1 of Speed’s School 15 major research facilities

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Square footage of the lab’s environmental control and isolation chamber

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Full-time PhD students drawn to our research facilities

Our Faculty

“Industrial Engineering is just fun. Our students embed with companies, observe and interview end-users to understand their work practices, and then redesign a current product or application.”

- Dr. Jason Saleem, Director of the Center for Ergonomics

Capability Fully Geared for Research

The center has everything needed for use in human factors and ergonomics research and instruction. Lab equipment includes surface electromyography, electro goniometers, a cerebral oximeter, a light meter, a lumbar motion meter, and a noise dosimeter.