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Ergo-X Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace

HFES has surveyed attendees about topics they would like to see offered in Annual Meeting workshops, and the following list reflects some of those areas. Workshop submissions on these topics are invited. Acceptance is based on favorable peer-review and other considerations. Consider indicating which elements of the propose workshop address core competencies required for BCPE certification, as this may be of interest to some individuals who are considering attending a workshop (

  • Aging workers and safety

  • Autonomous vehicles; unmanned systems; drones; robots; automation; trust in automation; human-robot interaction

  • Cognitive task analysis

  • Cost-benefit analysis of HF/E and/or safety projects

  • Data visualization

  • Dealing with dubious testimony provided by opposing experts

  • Design of the built environment

  • Digital human modeling (e.g., JACK)

  • Electronic health records aimed at practitioners (not patients)

  • Ergonomics for children

  • Ethnographic research

  • Eye tracking; EEG; other measurement methods

  • Forensics

  • Forward-looking innovations that HF/E professionals can learn to design for

  • HF in cyber security

  • HF/E and industrial design - bridge-building

  • HF/E and design approaches to portfolio development

  • HF/E and privacy protection

  • HF/E communication: interdisciplinary communications, how to talk to different disciplines about HF/E; language other disciplines use; how to market your skills; how to talk about HF/E to non-HF/E people

  • Human reliability analysis in the medical field

  • Implementing HF/E in system design

  • Implementing UserX in traditionally slow-to-change organizations

  • Industry-academic bridge-building in teaching, publishing, IRB, applying academic skills in industry

  • Medical team handoffs

  • Meta-analysis

  • Military HF/E; issues in practice

  • Mindfulness

  • Mixed methods in HF/E Research

  • Novel teaching methods that incorporate HF/E principles

  • Observational field data: approaches acceptable for publication

  • Pilot safety, active safety/connected vehicles in general

  • Product assessment methods

  • Prototyping methods and tools; 3-D printing

  • Qualitative data analysis – coding, themes, etc., and use of qualitative data analysis software, such as dedoose or NVivo

  • Qualitative research methods

  • Simulation methods and tools for HF/E research, training, and/or practice

  • Statistical analysis – intermediate level; examples: intermediate-level R, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, cluster analysis, intermediate-level SAS, Hierarchical Linear and Nonlinear Modeling (HLM), etc.

  • Task analysis methods

  • Tools of the trade

  • Tools to investigate users opinions (other than questionnaires and interviews)

  • Transportation, driving safety; workload, attention arousal; trucking; any professional driving

  • Universal design; disability; assistive technology

  • Vibration exposure assessment – whole body and/or upper extremity

  • Wearable devices in HF/E research; HF/E design applied to wearable device design and interface design