Ergonomics

Ergonomics deals with the relationships between human activities and strain on body and mind. The Observer® XT has excellent system integration abilities, allowing you to study physiological responses, muscle contractions, forces and other parameters in their behavioral context. This allows you to identify in detail which actions and movements are potentially harmful and which are not, thus helping you to improve products and procedures. Our labs allow you to make synchronous recordings  of video, physiology, and behavior, and study all the data together.

Interesting publications 

A diverse collection of scientific articles citing Noldus products are published in renowned journals each week. Below you can find a shortlist of scientific publications in this area. 

  • Bell J.; Stigant M. (2008). Validation of a fibre-optic goniometer system to investigate the relationship between sedentary work and low back pain. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 38(1), 934-941. 
  • Blackler, A.; Popovic, V.; Mahar, D. (2009). Investigating users' intuitive interaction with complex artefacts. Applied Ergonomics (2009), doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2009.04.010. 
  • Burdorf, A.; Windhorst, J.; Beek, A.J. van der; Molen, H. van der; Swuste, P.H.J.J. (2007) . The effect of mechanised equipment on physical load among road workers and floor layers in the construction industry. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37, 133-143.
  • Hooftman, W.E.; Beek, A. van der; Wal, B.G. van de; Knol, D.L.; Bongers, P.M.; Burdorf, A.; Mechelen, W. van (2009). Equal task, equal exposure? Are men and women with the same tasks equally exposed to awkward working postures? Ergonomics, 99999: 1.