Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre
The Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre studies the interaction of people with their physical environment. This can be an indoor or outdoor environment, a working or leisure environment. The interactions studied can range from comfort to stressful experiences.
The current emphasis of the research is on:
- Climate (comfort, thermal stress and clothing)
- Vibration (whole body and hand transmitted)
- Light (physiological eye function and impact of lighting parameters)
- Equilibrium and orientation (motion sickness in real and in virtual environments)
- Protection and performance clothing research
- Healthcare ergonomics and patient safety; building design
In spring 2010, the laboratory facilities were fully refurbished, providing an exciting, dedicated research environment with an environmental test suite, vibration rig, manikin test rooms and light and vision research labs.