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From the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics

Hyungil Kim with his advisor, Dr. Joseph L. Gabbard in the modified simulator used for the augmented reality display evaluations.

Congratulations to Hyungil Kim, winner of the 2016 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award.  Kim, a PhD student in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, is the sixth recipient of the award. Kim’s project is titled “Virtual Shadow: Making Cross Traffic Dynamics Visible through Augmented Reality Head Up Display.” The objectives of the project were to (1) design a novel driver interface for cross traffic alerts taking advantage of an augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD), (2) prototype design ideas for a specific use-case of pedestrian collision warning, and (3) evaluate usability in consideration of unique aspects of interaction with AR while driving.  The result was an AR pedestrian collision warning interface that is compatible with both the driver’s cognitive process and physical reality of driving.  This work demonstrates the opportunity of incorporating ecological interface design (EID) into AR interfaces.

Left to right: Dr. Tobias Grundgeiger (the students’ advisor), Ann-Kathrin Kraft, Daniel Reinhardt, and Moritz Albert.

Congratulations to the German team of Moritz Albert, Daniel Reinhardt, and Ann-Kathrin Kraft, winners of the 2015 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award. The award was presented at the 2015 HFES Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. In addition to a plaque, the awardees received a cash award of $1,000 provided by a sponsor, and HFES added complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting.

Dr. Tom Albin and Dr. Carlos Espejo Guasco at Training Course.

Ergonomists Without Borders committee members Dr. Carlos Espejo Guasco and Dr. Tom Albin presented an applied ergonomics course December 1 – 3, 2015 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The worshop was sponsored by the Administradora de Riesgos Laborales Salud Segura (Administration for Occupational Hazards and Health Insurance), an agency of the Government of the Dominican Republic, and by Sociedad Dominicana de Ergonomía, La Sociedad de Ergonomistas de Mexico and Caribbean, and the International Ergonomics Association.

Karen Jahns presenting award to Denny Yu. Dr. Tom Armstrong, Yu's advisor, is also present.

Denny Yu was the winner of the 2014 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award.   Mr. Yu, a PhD student in industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, is the fifth recipient of the award.  The award was presented to Yu by Dieter’s wife, Karel, at the 2014 HFES Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award included a engraved, acrylic award plus a $500 check and complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting.

Kapil Chalil Madathil

Kapil Chalil Madathil won the 2013 Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award.  Mr. Madathil, a student at Clemson University, is the fourth recipient of the award. The award was presented to Mr. Madathil by Dieter's wife Karel at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2013 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The award included an engraved, acrylic award plus a $500 check.

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The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing professionalism in ergonomics through educational activities and awards.  Our goals support the goals of BCPE, and we work closely with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) on various ergonomics practitioner initiatives.  FPE attained an IRS 501(c)(3) status enabling tax-deductible donations from those sharing this dedication to professionalism in ergonomics. 
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