is the association of ergonomics and human factors societies around the world. Their site includes a directory of educational programs in ergonomics.
was established January 1, 1995 to market, distribute, maintain, and improve the software products resulting from research in the Ergonomics and Design group in the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering. Their website contains considerable ergonomics information, products, case studies, instructional materials, standards and guidelines, communication opportunities, ergonomics related news, and more.
Dr. Enrique Bonilla Rodriguez of the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana U. Xochimilco, Mexico, has provided their website of the , which offers a good overview of the issues facing modern ergonomists.
A design studio taught by the University of Michigan College of Architecture and the School of Art. Issues include how people work and learn, the impacts of the physical/ambient environment on working/learning, collaborative and individual learning, informal and formal learning, nomadic work/mobile technology, privacy/communality continuum - team and group learning.
From the same Ann Arbor center for learning, is a multi-disciplinary organization devoted to education and research in ergonomics, the study of work and the efficiency and safety of human-machine systems.
The endeavors to improve understanding of the mechanisms leading to upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, and identify and evaluate equipment designs and work practices that reduce excessive stresses on tissues in order to prevent these disorders from developing.
from the Environment, Health & Safety Office, University of California-San Diego, provides access to information about ergonomics, cumulative trauma injuries and their prevention.
is currently involved in a wide variety of multi-disciplinary research and fee-for-service projects. The scope of these projects range from postural biomechanics to seating comfort. We measure subjects in their work environment using techniques such as pressure distribution, three-dimensional video imaging and questionnaires in our research investigations.
. Created to promote teaching and research in areas of human-computer interaction and software design. It is directed by Terry Winograd, and has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Interval Research, and the Center for the Study of Language and Information. The project provides a focus for a number of related activities in the area of human-computer interaction design.
An international toll-free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations and the employability of people with disabilities. JAN also provides information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
, a not-for-profit, community-based enterprise, by and for persons with disabilities. The name AZtech, Inc. stands for A to Z assistive TECHnology. AZtech is operated by the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology Evaluation and Transfer (RERC-TET). The RERC-TET is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education.
The is part of the Fitts Human Engineering Division of Armstrong Laboratories at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, established as a center for anthropometry research in support of ergonomics and body size issues.
Sources of up-to-date human factors information for designers, engineers, researchers, and human factors specialists.
is a network of independent consultants, specialists in the many fields concerned with office health, safety, and productivity.
The has published a number of fascinating studies from their laboratories online.
HFES, the promotes the science and practice of human factors/ergonomics by integrating scientific research with the development of technical standards through partnerships with industry, government, and educational institutions.
The offers a considerable amount of information on biomechanics and work physiology.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) offers , a critical review of epidemiologic evidence for work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the neck, upper extremity, and low back.
The index of occupational safety and health resources on the Internet provides a good starting point for locating occupational safety and health information.
Mikael Ericsson of , a research laboratory at the Department of Computer and Information Science at Linköping University in Sweden, offers Human-Computer Interaction Resources on the Net, a nicely organized and extensive directory of web sites, newsgroups and publications.
, an on-line information service provided by WorkSafe Western Australia, offers a lot of information on safety issues both at work and in the home.