US Ergonomics specializes in the application of measurement-based technologies to assess the human response to product and/or workplace design. Test populations are selected to represent the appropriate user demographic. The results of these analyses are used to improve comfort and efficiency while reducing fatigue potential, injury risk and liabilities.
Products may be tested to assess both the cognitive and physical interface. Scenario based testing of the user interfaces may be tested using structured psychometric survey techniques, error analysis, timed performance and observational methods.
The physical interface between the user and product design several techniques may be applied, including muscle effort monitoring (electromyography), vibration analyses, thermal testing, contact pressure mapping, dynamic postural analyses (electrogoniometry), biomechanical modeling, physiologic testing, anthropometric analyses and subjective comfort testing.
- Cognitive Workload Measurement
- Muscle Effort Monitoring (Electromyography)
- Whole Body & Hand/Arm Vibration testing
- Anthropomorphic Analysis
- Thermal and Heat Stress Monitoring
- Physiologic (heart rate) Monitoring
- Contact Pressure Measurement
- Biomechanical Modeling
- Dynamic Postural Testing (kinematics)
- 3-D Human Computer Aided Design
- Error analysis