Flexibility, mobility and the associated secure access to information from any place at any time are of critical importance today. Stakeholders, especially in safety-critical areas, depend on up-to-date and reliable information. It is the only way to ensure that important and far-reaching decisions are made without errors and culminate in appropriate action in time-sensitive and stressful situations.
To this end, the Human Factors (HF) department researches and develops innovative solutions and technologies. The focus is on users, their characteristics and capabilities. State-of-the-art information technology such as smart mobile devices and wearables, which permeate nearly every aspect of life through digitalization, and scientific methods (stress measurement, usability, etc.) are opening up new possibilities in this regard. The task is to adapt them for the respective application.
Involving human subjects at an early stage is crucial to the quality of processes and products. The aim is to make this possible early on by developing, applying and evaluating innovative methods and procedures that account for human behavior. Our work is human-centric.