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Applied Sciences Webinar | Human–Machine Systems, Human–Machine Interfaces and Human Wearable Device Performance

27 May 2024, 10:00 (CEST)

Human-Machine System, Human-Machine Interface, Human-Computer Interactions, Wearable Devices, Manned and Unmanned System Operation, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Transportation Safety, Human-Robot Interactions
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Welcome from the Chair

The purpose of this online seminar is to provide a mini forum to promote scientific research into the interactions and interfaces between humans and advanced devices that have emerged in recent years. These advanced devices include but are not limited to VR, AR, and many other wearable devices. Whenever a new device or product is announced, customers and users are eager to use them. Some may enjoy the benefits of these new products; others, however, may focus on the negative aspects of the design. User-friendliness is also a target for designers. This may not be always realized, however. To promote the scientific study into how humans interact with virtual objects and human performance in virtual environments, Dr. Peng and I have launched a Special Issue in the journal Applied Sciences: Advances in Human–Machine Systems, Human–Machine Interfaces and Human-Wearable Device Performance. We have received nine submissions and five of them have already been published. We are hoping that researchers and scientists who are working on issues related to the theme of this Special Issue may consider submitting papers to this SI.

Date: 27 May 2024

Time: 10:00 am CEST | 4:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 881 3341 9523

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Event Chairs

Department of Industrial Management, Chung Hua University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan

Dr. Li is a distinguished professor at the Department of Industrial Management (IM) at Chung Hua University (CHU) in Taiwan and has held several key roles during his tenure at CHU. He has served as the Chair of the IM Department, Director of the Environmental Safety Office, and Secretary of the President. He has also served as a visiting professor at several universities in China including Tsinghua University, Capital University of Economics and Business, Hunan Institute of Technology, and China Mining & Technology University . Additionally, Dr. Li worked as a research scientist at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety in Hopkinton, MA, USA, from 2004 to 2007. He has also held the position of Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ergonomics Studies, the official publication of the Ergonomics Society of Taiwan. Dr. Li's research spans various ergonomics topics, including slips, trips, falls, musculoskeletal disorders, and muscular fatigue. His recent focus involves human–machine interactions, encompassing areas such as drone ergonomics and the interactions of humans with virtual objects in VR/AR environments.

Invited Speakers

School of Design, South China University of China, China

Siu Shing Man, an accomplished academic and researcher in the field of human factors and ergonomics, has made significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of workplace safety and ergonomics. His journey in academia began with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the City University of Hong Kong, where he graduated with first class honors in 2015. He continued his studies at the same institution, earning a Ph.D. in Human Factors and Ergonomics in 2019. His postdoctoral fellowships mark Dr. Man's professional journey. He first joined City University of Hong Kong's Department of Systems Engineering (2019–2022), followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (2020–2022). In 2022, he became an associate professor at the School of Design of the South China University of Technology. Throughout his career, Dr. Man has been extensively involved in research, particularly in the areas of safety training, risk perception, and the use of technology in workplace safety. He has managed significant research projects funded by prestigious bodies such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China. These projects have explored virtual reality technology's role in construction worker safety and decision-making.

College of Information Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, China

Dr. Peng is an assistant professor at Nanjing Agricultural University. She is a member of both the Chinese Ergonomics Society and the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society. Her research interests focus on AR-based human–machine interaction, human–AI interaction, and occupational health and safety.

School of Safety and Management, Hunan Institute of Technology, Hunan, China

Caijun Zhao received her Ph.D. from Chung Hua University in 2022. She is an assistant professor of industrial engineering at the Hunan Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Chinese Ergonomics Society. She has chaired and participated in several scientific research projects, which cover topics such as muscle fatigue, falls, virtual reality, and drone flight maneuvers. She has published papers in journals such as the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Applied Sciences, International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, and so on. She is interested in studying various ergonomics issues including both physical and cognitive ergonomics.

Webinar Recording

In this section, you will find the recordings of this webinar to watch, re-watch and share with your colleagues!



Time in CEST

Prof. Dr. Kai Way Li
Chair Introduction
10:00 am - 10:10 am
Dr. Siu Shing Man
Are virtual reality applications effective for construction safety training and education? A systematic review and meta-analysis
10:10 am - 10:30 am
Dr. Lu Peng
Sense to Motion: Visual and Haptic Perception Clues Play a Role in Natural Pointing Performance in Augmented Reality Environments
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Dr. Caijun Zhao
Motion time in tapping buttons on a physical and virtual calculator panel
10:50 am - 11:10 am
Q&A Session 11:10 pm - 11:20 am
Prof. Dr. Kai Way Li
Closing of Webinar
11:20 pm - 11:30 am

Relevant Special Issue

"Advances in Human–Machine Systems, Human–Machine Interfaces and Human Wearable Device Performance"

Special Issue Editors: Prof. Dr. Kai Way Li, Dr. Lu Peng

Manuscript submission deadline: 20 September 2024

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