In the maritime sector, optimizing the relationship between people and technology is a key factor in the overall performance. Special ergonomic issues concerning sensory perception (like night vision), environmental factors, physical load or workload in 24-hour working situations have to be optimized.
ErgoS is active in different areas of the maritime sector. For example, ships’ bridges, control posts for coastal and inland traffic, locks and bridges, maritime HCI, and offshore production (gas and oil).
ErgoS offers support in for instance:
- Task analysis
- Task allocation: optimal work allocation between people and automation
- 3D field-of-vision / sight line studies
- User participation
- Control room & workplace design
- Information presentation design
- Design review – CRIOP Validation & Verification
Field-of-vision analyses are often part of a Human Factors design contribution. For example, the view outside from a ship’s bridge can be obstructed by window frames, deck equipment, consoles and even colleagues. We make realistic 3D models for field-of-vision analysis, because it is possible to generate pictures, panoramas and movies from every conceivable position and viewing angle.
Please visit our theme site for more information: www.maritime-ergonomics.com