Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
AerospaceOur research

Research Group: Human Sciences Group

Currently Active: 

The Human Sciences Group comprises the Human Factors Research Unit, the Hearing and Balance Centre and Subjective Acoustics

Human Factors Research Unit, HFRU:

The HFRU is a multidisciplinary unit conducting fundamental and applied research, providing training, and offering advice in all matters related to human responses to vibration: health effects (including the hand-arm vibration syndrome), discomfort, performance, biodynamics, seating dynamics and motion sickness.

Hearing and Balance Centre, HABC: 

The HABC works to improve the quality of life of patients with hearing and/or balance disorders by combining clinical activities with research and teaching.

Subjective Acoustics:

Subjective acoustics is a multi-disciplinary topic concerned with the interface between engineering noise control and human perception.

Contact us


Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ


Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2277


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



Share this research group Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo
Privacy Settings