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Performance, ergonomics, security




Understand the task in order to adapt it to Human, and understand the interaction between the material/ environment and Human.

Ergonomics for :

  • Increase/ optimize/ improve user safety
  • Maintain a level of performance.

The is based on a multidisciplinary base combining biomechanics, physiology, neurophysiology, behavioural neurosciences, analysis and characterization of materials.


  • Human factors

    Depending on :

    • Stress
    • Effort and mental load
    • Level of vigilance
    • Attention and memory cost
    • Motivation
    • Learning

    Special populations :

    • Pathologies
    • Impairments
    • Senescence
    • Youth topics
    • High-level sportsmen and women.
  • Human-Machine-Environment-Interactions

    Perceptual responses

    • Analysis of sensory biases: Judgement ; Uncertainty ; Sensory illusions (vision, hearing/ vestibular system, movement...)


    Motor responses (using biomechanics and eye tracking)

    • Type of movement
    • Type of coordination

    Physiological responses

    • Cardiac system, cardiac variability (ECG)
    • Electrodermal activity for stress measurement (GSR)
    • Muscle activity (type of [space-time] contraction) (EMG)

    Brain responses

    • Imaging observations dureing the execution of a task (fMRI,...)
    • Neurophysiology (EEG, MEG).
  • Knowledge and handling of the environment

    Knowledge of complex environments

    • Clinic/ Aeronautics...
    • Recommendation and design of HMIs (machine and equipment)


    Handling of environments

    • VR-RA development
    • Creation of custom immersive environments
    • Analysis of usages, interactions, commands and interfaces
    • Behavioural analysis
    • Creation and/or evaluation of e-learning content.
  • Mechanical and body parameters for the design of materials, prototypes and protective equipment

    Analysis and mechanical characterization

    • Resistance tests
    • Tensile, compression, shear, rotation, and tension tests...
    • Measurement of surface condition, roughness, waviness, polishing,...
    • Physical design of protective equipment


    Human simulation and modeling

    • Numerical model of the human body: Adult, pregnant woman; child; Thoracic limb; Pelvic abdomen; Spine; Pelvic limbs
    • Simulation of shocks to the human body
    • Materials: mechanical tests, effort, resistance, rupture,...
    • Finite element analysis.

Examples of achievements

Analysis of sensory biases: judgement; uncertainty; sensory illusions

Creation of tailor-made immersive environments

Physical design of protective equipment

Simulation of shocks on human body

Materials: mechanical tests, effort, resistance, rupture...

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