Emphasis at IfaDo
The IfADo primarily looks at the fundamental physical and mental processes – especially the liver, the brain, the immune system and the entire musculoskeletal and sensory system. Furthermore the IfaDo investigates practical contexts in the work environment: What is an ergonomically healthy workplace? What influence do factors such as stress and changes in age have on work performance and health? Which pollutant limits are suitable for work and the environment?
The design and evaluation of work situations and their adaptation to human needs are central tasks of ergonomics. The well-being of the acting person, but also their efficiency (accuracy and speed of actions) play equally important roles.
As a result of changes in the work environment, cognitive aspects (information processing), mental stress and demographic change are increasingly coming to the forefront of ergonomic research.
The spectrum of ergonomic research at IfADo therefore ranges from psychological-neuroscientific research into human information processing to the design of workplaces suitable for ageing.