Participatory ergonomics: past, present and future..

  title={Participatory ergonomics: past, present and future..},
  author={Andrew S. Imada},
  journal={Journal of human ergology},
  volume={40 1-2},
  • A. Imada
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Business
  • Journal of human ergology
This article traces the origins and development of Participatory Ergonomics as a macroergonomic approach to Japan in the 1980s. Since that time participatory approaches have evolved to make it a powerful means for ergonomists around the world. Future generations and ergonomic trends are projected using one set of conceptualization. Based on this model four generations can be identified: physical, cognitive, neural and biological. Four trends are projected to become important; one of which will… 

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