Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU)

Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU)

The Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU) is a part of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

About us

Information about the Human Factors Research Unit, including a list of current staff and research students.

Research

The Human Factors Research Unit conducts fundamental and applied research related to human responses to vibration. Research areas include effects of whole-body vibration, hand-transmitted vibration, postural stability, and motion sickness.

Laboratory Facilities

The Human Factors Research Unit laboratories have a unique range of human-rated test facilities for experimental studies of human responses to whole-body vibration, hand-transmitted vibration and low frequency oscillation

Services

The Human Factors Research Unit offers a range of services including seat testing, glove testing, the measurement, evaluation and assessment of occupational exposures to whole-body vibration and hand transmitted vibration, and the clinical diagnosis of the hand-arm vibration syndrome (including vibration-induced white finger)

Publications

A list of publications from the Human Factors Research Unit

Short Courses

The Human Factors Research Unit offers short courses on Human Responses to Vibration

Opportunities

Opportunities for PhD studentships within the HFRU

Contacts

Contact information and directions to the Human Factors Research Unit

Useful downloads

Other Southampton sites:

Web links

ISVR website

HumanVibration website*

HVLab website*

*The University cannot accept responsibility for external web sites