Peter Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
and its Applications in Ergonomics"
This talk will present how biomechanical methods are used in
the design and evaluation of computer mice and keyboards.
Engineering methods to measure the forces people apply to
mice and keyboard will be presented, examples will be
provided on how to user specific body measurements can be
used to design computer input devices, the physiology of
muscle fatigue during computer use will be presented and
future work will be presented on how the various
measurements can be combined so your own computer can
monitor your work and tell you when you may be getting
fatigued and/or using your computer too much.