fct Faculdade de
Ciências e Tecnologia
da Universidade Nova de lisboa


Research and Development Unit for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Education and Research Service




What it is


Ergonomics is a scientific discipline concerned with the optimization of the Human-Systems Interactions. Its main goal includes the adaption of the workplace and job demands to the capabilities of workers, in order to ensure well-being, health and safety while maximizing the performance of production systems.


Services provided:




-       Intelligent decision support system for Ergonomic risk analysis.

-       Working postures.

-       Manual materials handling risk assessment.

-       Usability studies.



Courses at MSc & PhD level, Post-graduation programs and In-company short courses on:

-       Ergonomics risk assessment.

-       Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders.

-       Integration of Ergonomic tools in the DMAIC cycle.

-       User Centred Design: Design, Prototyping & Evaluation - Development of digital prototypes.

-       Workplace layout



-       Foundation for Science & Technology

-       Public sector organizations

-       Companies




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