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