Known also as usability engineering, cognitive ergonomics, or user-centered design, human factors is a marriage of psychology and engineering - the application of a scientific body of knowledge about human strengths and weaknesses to the design of technology.
Design for ranges of optimum human performance capability
Viva Health at Work provide a skilled consulting service to help industrial design and engineering professionals consider a range of human factors - cognitive, behaviour, and physical attributes of a work population - to ensure best practice design consideration according to task performance requirements.
We advise for after-market design evaluation of plant and equipment according to task performance requirements with reference to relevant ISO standards; These services support cognitive and system-based engineering processes.
We employ techniques such as Design-OMAT: Design for Operability and Maintainability Analysis Technique.