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Ergonomic features of control room environments for improved operator comfort and support

Anna-Lisa Osvalder (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Jonas Andersson (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Lars-Ola Bligård (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Design and Human Factors) ; Anders Colmsjö
Proceedings of Nordic Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Conference, 1-4 Nov, Lillehammer, Norge (2015)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

Process control operators need well-designed control room environments to focus better on tasks to be performed. The aim of this study was to evaluate if a high-end control room concept including the latest ergonomic features had any effects on operator comfort and alertness compared to a traditional control room. Twelve professional operators participated by running a paint factory simulation for three hours in each control room. Subjective estimations were given regarding perceived discomfort, stress-energy and emotional state. The results showed significant benefits of a supportive ergonomic control room environment on operator alertness, wellbeing and productivity, but they felt increased pressure to perform well in such a high-technology environment.

Nyckelord: Process control room, ergonomics, comfort, stress, emotion



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