Human Factors & Ergonomics Program

Background image: business people developers and designers working together with computers touch screen devices and robots.

Our Mission

Through research, education and community outreach, we aim to understand the mechanisms leading to Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs), then identify and evaluate equipment designs and work practices that reduce the risk of WRMSDs and contribute to the health and wellbeing of workers, while optimizing their performance.

Student Highlights

Applied Ergonomics Conference

Freddie Houghton to present chair study data at Applied Ergonomics Conference in March

Alan Barr instructing Dominic Pina how to drill into concrete

Dominic Pina and Alan Barr measures concrete drilling vibration during PH269 lab

Applied Sciences Publication

Guangchuan Li published his study about 3D microgesture commands for virtual reality

Lab Overview Video

University of California Ergonomics Research & Graduate Training Program - Lab Overview - 2020