Chair of Ergonomics

Welcome to the website of the chair of ergonomics (Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler). 

The chair at the institute for production techniques focuses mainly on the design and evaluation of human-machine-interaction and the anthropometric dimensioning of technical systems. A key role is played by safety, efficiency, user satisfaction and acceptance in all use cases respectively. The research activities gain greater significance in light of current economic and demographic trends, since the quality of ergonomic design and the joy of use are becoming increasingly important for many products in the global market. This applies to consumer goods as well as machines in a production environment and to the automobile especially. It proves an important field of application for ergonomic research, because the heterogeneous user group, the upmarket product and the necessary safety restrictions pose unique demands.

Events

Short-term changes of the chairs events are possible. Please check https://www.mw.tum.de/en/lfe/about/event-calendar/ , to make sure the event takes place as planned.

News

With great excitement Klaus Bengler, Burak Karakaya, and Birte Emmermann took the long journey to Japan to discuss the future of mobility.

Today Manuel Kipp presented his work on climate comfort and the usage of digital human modeling at the RAMSIS User Conference. A great networking event with fascinating talks on human-centered vehicle design. Big thanks to Human Solutions GmbH! #digital #DHM #RAMSIS #event #networking #design

On the 13 & 14Th of October, our colleague Tianyu Tang with other colleagues Matthias Althoff and Florian Finkeldei (Cyber-Physical Systems Group TUM), Tanja Niels and Johannes Lindner (TUM - Lehrstuhl für Verkehrstechnik) from Technische Universität München kicked off the meeting for our project…

In last week’s workshop Uni-DAS e.V. gathered to share and discuss the newest research on automated driving. Topics reached from machine learning and safety to human machine communication. Uni-DAS e.V. is a consortium of the following institutes: Lehrstuhl für Ergonomie/ Human Factors TUM, Institute…

Today Christina Harbauer presented our work on exoskeletons at the ExoBerlin 2022. Many very inspiring talks where held and we are happy to be part of this strong community of exoskeleon developers, users and researchers. #Exoskeletons #ExoBerlin #Community #Work #sustainablework

You are welcome to visit us at Botzmannstr. 15, 85748 Garching, in the Ludwig-Prandtl-Hörsaal MW0250 or via zoom https://lnkd.in/ec_x8j3V (password: 740815).

Today, Dominik Janetzko will present research on the topic "Application of a Hierarchical Task Analysis in the Design Process of an Emergency eVTOL HMI" at #DLRK2022 in Dresden organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V. (DGLR). If you feel like talking…

Hier eine Ausschreibung zum neuen Forschungsfeld "Lean Ergonomics" am LfE. Interesse an Grundlagenforschung und Anwendung bei einem großen Industriepartner? Schauen Sie rein und melden Sie sich! …

Wie kann ein Lehrstuhl nachhaltiger werden? Forschung hilft dabei die Umwelt zu schützen, aber auch die Prozesse in der Forschung an den Universitäten und Lehrstühlen können stetig nachhaltiger gestaltet werden. Auf dem jährlichen Doktoranden-Workshop diskutieren wir, was der Lehrstuhl für…

Das TUM PREP ermöglicht jungen Studierenden Einblicke in internationale Forschung. Heute durfte ich auf der Abschlussveranstaltung die spannenden Ergebnisse der letzten Wochen sehen. Ich bin stolz, mit Christina Harbauer Teil des Teams an der TUM zu sein, die solche Initiative möglich macht. In…