Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Laboratory (HFERL)

Laboratory Director: Chao (Amanda) Shi, Assistant Professor
Other affiliated faculty: Mohammad Khasawneh, Professor

Human factors engineering/ergonomics is a multidisciplinary field directed towards the design and evaluation of human-machine systems. The HFERL supports research relating to a diverse array of human factors/ergonomics issues.

The HFERL contains various equipment for conducting experiments to increase usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software and workplaces to enhance people's comfort, performance and health.

Equipment can be accessed by students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate human factors engineering/ergonomics related courses (e.g., ISE 231 or SSIE 533). The lab is also available for MS and PhD students working on research projects in the human factors/ergonomics area. 

Current Equipment

  • Sound Meters
  • Light Meters
  • Strength Measurement Devices
  • Heart Rate Meters
  • Anthropometry and Measuring Body Dimensions Devices
    • Chest Depth Calipers
    • Skinfold Calipers
    • Large Anthropometer
  • Hand Tool Designs
  • Auto Scoring Mirror Tracers
  • Two Arm Coordination Tests
  • And more