Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler und Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner

Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Veit Senner

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.


Visiting Professor: Riender Happee 15. June 2015

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).

D3CoS-ASTUTE-EXCROSS workshop 15. January 2014

D3CoS-Astute-ExcrossThe European projects D3CoS, EX-CROSS and ASTUTE have achieved major accomplishments towards accident/error-free and decarbonized environment, by developing and implementing the next generation of the Human-Machine Systems and Cooperative Systems in several domains, for a safer, cleaner and more efficient interaction between human-agents and machine-agents. After three years of leading research, we invite you to find out more about these trendsetting solutions and experience them in live presentations and demonstrations at the

26 February 2014, 09:00
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Lilienthalplatz 7, 38108 Braunschweig, Germany
During this unique showcase, you will be able to network with experts and discover the latest developments for dynamic, distributed and cooperative systems. The results of the three projects will be presented in dedicated conference sessions and a common exhibition, where we will present demonstrators in the automotive, maritime, manned- and unmanned avionic and emergency dispatching domains. Download: Invitation letter and schedule of the final event

Open day on campus Garching on 19 October 2013 3. October 2013

Garching's science campus, one of the largest centers for research and teaching in Germany, once again invites on the 19th of October 2013 for the "open day". From 11 to 18 o'clock, numerous research institutes open their doors and give insight into the world of science in form of experiments, guided tours and lectures.

About Institute and Division

The Institute of Ergonomics (Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler) is primarily active in the research on definition and evaluation of Human-Machine Interaction and anthropometric layout of technical systems (cars, software, planes, production facilities and tools). In these areas safety, efficiency of use and user satisfaction in numerous usage scenarios play a predominant role.

Ergonomic research gains increasing importance facing the current demographic and economic developments, as ergonomic quality and joy of use are important properties for products on globalized markets. This is a fact for consumer products as well as investment products and especially true for the car. Especially automotive research topics proof to be a valuable research paradigm of Ergonomics as a very heterogeneous user group is in interaction with one of the most complex machines in a wide bandwidth of different contexts. Nevertheless requirements of safety, comfort and efficiency have to be met simultaneously. Since 1964, the Institute is offering a variety of lectures for future teachers and upgrades for teachers. These cover basic ergonomic skills, pedagogy and didactics.

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.