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Ergonomics and the Development of Agricultural Vehicles

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Ergonomics and the Development of Agricultural Vehicles  .(doi:)
Authors:   W. Kyle Dooley
Keywords:   Keywords: Agricultural Vehicles, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Occupant Packaging, Usability, Human Information Processing.

The development of mechanized agriculture has brought many new features to today's agricultural vehicles. Generally intended to improve productivity and user satisfaction, poor implementation of these features without due consideration of operator requirements and/or limitations can have negative consequences. In order to ensure a successful outcome it is important to understand both the physical and cognitive ergonomics of the system. By understanding these aspects, designs can be optimized for the best outcome in productivity, operator comfort, and satisfaction.

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