Ergonomics at Work: Human Factors in Design and Development
The emphasis of this updated edition is on helping readers develop an understanding of ergonomics through the concept concerned with the flow of information between man and machine in the work system. Describes the extent to which diverse factors of the system may help or hinder this information flow.
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