Institute of Ergonomics and Division of Sports Equipment and Materials
Welcome to the joint website of the Institute of Ergonomics (Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler) and the Division of Sports Equipment and Material ( Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner) at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technischen Universität München.
Starting this winter semester, we offer the new international seminar (for HFE master students) Human Factors of Automated and Cooperative Driving. The registration is possible via TUMonline.
To address the topic mobile devices and help developers on the first steps in the field of driver distraction, the Institute of Ergonomics prepared an introduction. This document was written within the German project Urban Space: User oriented assistance systems and network management (UR:BAN 2013-2016); funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Therefore, you can download it for free: Suitability for Use while Driving — Introduction for (App) Developers
Riender Happee (TU Delft) has been awarded a grant in the Visiting Professorship Program of the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts. At the Institute of Ergonomics he will perform research and initiate projects in the field of Automotive Human Factors (e.g. in the project HFAuto).
About Institute and Division
Division of Sports Equipment and Materials
The specialty division Sport Equipment and Materials (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner) is a new member of our faculty. In 2002 it has been initially established at the Faculty of Sports Science. August 2009 it was transferred to Mechanical Engineering where it became an associated division at the Institute of Ergonomics (Professor Bengler). As its research and teaching is clearly positioned between engineering science and sports science it was consequent to express this interdisciplinary by maintaining a co-membership in the former Faculty of Sports Science.
Currently there are 5 internal staff members and 5 external in two spin-off companies working for the division’s benefit.