E&HF group in the organization of ECOS 2018

Screen Shot 2018-07-01 at 08.24.56Professor Senhorinha Teixeira, a member of the E&HF group, was one of the chairs of ECOS 2018, the 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems that took place between June 17th and 21st, at Palácio Vila Flor in Guimarães.
This edition was attended by around 340 participants from 40 distinct countries and the technical sessions were organized in 18 topics that range from the thermodynamic fundamentals to the social implication of energy conversion and usage.
The quality and prestige of this conference are remarkable, as shown by the number of prestigious scientific journals associated. The final session included the announcement that the next edition of the event will take place in Wroclaw, Poland, between June 23 and 28, 2019.

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New paper published @Work journal

10519815A paper involving the E & HF group has been recently published in the Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, a journal indexed at ISI-WoK and Scopus, and with an Impact Factor of 0.779 (2017).

The paper resulted from a  work involving universities from 4 countries: UK, Portugal, USA and Chile.

The full reference of the published paper is:

  • Bravo, G.; Bragança, S.; Arezes, P.M.; Molenbroek, J.F.M.; Castellucci, H.I. (2018). A literature review of anthropometric studies of school students for ergonomics purposes: Are accuracy, precision and reliability being considered? Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, vol. 60 (1), pp. 3-17. DOI: doi.org/10.3233/WOR-182719

 

Link to a FREE author personal copy here.

E&HF group @UPE Brazil

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The coordinator of the Ergonomics & Human Factors research group, Pedro Arezes, was recently in Recife (PE/Brazil) cooperating with the Pernambuco State University (UPE). Among several activities, Pedro Arezes has addressed a lecture on the topic of “Human-Machine Interfaces of the Future” and a course module on “Occupational Noise Exposure”.

The picture above shows Pedro Arezes and the (always friendly) students of the 2018/2019 class.

E&HF group in Poznan for Erasmus+

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Isabel Loureiro (photo above) performed a teaching assignment under the ERASMUS+ programme at Poznan University of Technology lecturing on “Industrial transformation: New challenges for Human factors”.

The Ergonomics & Human factors group was also represented at the 31st International Seminar on Ergonomics with a presentation made by Isabel Loureiro entitled “Ergonomics & Human Factors: accelerating transition in systems design”.

MSc. in Human Engineering – Rita Silva

aaaaThe public discussion of the Msc. Thesis in Human Engineering of Rita Sofia Teixeira Soares da Silva was carried out on the 17th of May. The candidate was approved with a final grade of 17 values.

The dissertation title was “Sintomatologia musculosquelética como ferramenta para uma intervenção ergonómica” (Musculoskeletal symptomatology as a tool for an ergonomic intervention) and it was supervised by Professor Paula Carneiro, from the E&HF group, and by Professor Ana Cristina Braga, from SEOR group. The external member of the jury was Professor Maria Antónia Gonçalves, from ISEP-IPP.

Congratulations to Rita Soares da Silva, her supervisors, and to E&HF group for the success of this dissertation.

Invited lecture from Belarus

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The Professor Pantsialeyenka Katsiaryna from the Belarusian National Technical University visited the University of Minho under the scope of ERASMUS+ Program and presented a lecture to the students of the Human Engineering (HE) MSc. Program. This lecture took place on the 9th May at the HE Pedagogical Lab, University of Minho, and addressed the topic: “Occupational Safety in Belarus”.

Paper published @ Work Journal

10519815.jpgA paper involving the E & HF group has been recently published in the Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, a journal indexed at ISI-WoK and Scopus, and with an Impact Factor of 0.779 (2017).

The paper resulted from a  work involving universities from 4 countries: UK, Portugal, USA and Chile.

The full reference of the published paper is:

  • Bragança, S.; Arezes, P.; Carvalho, M.; Ashdown, S.P.; Castellucci, I. & Leão, C. (2018). A comparison of manual anthropometric measurements with Kinect-based scanned measurements in terms of precision and reliability. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 59 (1): pp. 325-339. DOI: doi.org/10.3233/WOR-182684.

Link to a FREE author personal copy here.