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Introduction to Applied Human Factors for Technology Users


Introduction to ergonomic principles and terms, mechanical and cognitive; review basic human anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of standing, sitting, walking, and breath; fundamental principles of physics in loading the musculoskeletal system during typical tasks; long-term outcomes of repetitive patterns. Review psychological and physiological data on impacts of technology use; explore changes in modern built environments. Supervised and unsupervised learning; practice and measurement of basic ergonomics; data sources; practice of methodical selfcare principles to compensate for constant cognitive stimuli and uneven body mechanics in the modern workplace.

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