The Ergonomics Laboratory of CNIS has been established since 1980. It focuses on fundamental and applied research in ergonomics and standardization, providing technical and data support. The lab includes eight experimental platforms, covering fields such as usability evaluation, biomechanics, anthropometry, Virtual Reality, physical environment ergonomics, human-system interaction, usability and user experience.
Usability Evaluation Lab
This lab is aimed to measure the most intangible behaviors for user experience detection using research methods in physiology, psychological and cognitive neuroscience are applied here. Through continuous research and data accumulation, the standards have been developed for usability tests and user experience evaluation. For instance, the product operation for home appliances is captured for evaluation purposes.
The Biomechanics Lab is based on human biomechanical problems in work and daily life, using force testing, motion capture, pressure distribution, motion simulation, EMG, EEG, ECG, multi-channel physiology and other methods to develop a model of human biomechanical characteristics. Moreover, mass data and technical support are provided for product design, workspace layout, work task design, and evaluation, etc.
Human manipulation force, such as push and pull force, grip strength, torsion force, pressing force and pedaling force, is also measured. The Qualisys system is used for product evaluation for subject wearing various shoe types with different backpacks. Gait analysis, especially for children and elderly, is also carried out here.
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“I have used the Qualisys systems for many studies, such as gait analysis and by mocapping for product ergonomics design evaluation, for example, tracking finger movement when operating mobile phone apps. Qualisys is an accurate and efficient measurement tool for us”
Associate Professor – CNIS