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Matthias Jäger


Matthias Jäger publishes “The Dortmund Lumbar Load Atlas”

Lower back complaints are among the most common illnesses in the working world. Not only heavy loads or forced postures play an important role, but also the duration and frequency of load phases. “The Dortmund Lumbar Load Atlas”, by Matthias Jäger, is a …
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What influence do smartglasses have on interaction work in the healthcare sector?

Smartglasses have been used in the logistics sector for some time. Increasingly, their use in the healthcare sector is also being discussed. Unlike in logistics, however, healthcare professions depend on trusting interaction with patients.


Work ability is influenced by physical fitness, social life and cognitive functions

Due to demographic change, it is becoming increasingly important to maintain the working capacity of ageing workforces. In a recent study, researchers from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environments and Human Factors in Dortmund (IfADo) therefore …


Half-time in the FELICE project: Shaping the future of global manufacturing

In the EU research project „Flexible Assembly Manufacturing with Human-Robot Collaboration and Digital Twin Models“ (FELICE), IfADo and numerous European partners are researching, among other things, collaboration between humans and robots in the context of …


EU research project on sustainable work successfully completed

The EU-funded research project sustAGE (smart environments for person-centred sustainable work and well-being) was successfully completed in 2022. Together with international project partners, IfADo addressed the question of how the cognitive, emotional and …


How does the human brain adapt to the ever-increasing complexity of technical devices?

How does the human brain adapt to the ever-increasing complexity of technical devices (example: corded telephone in the past and smartphone today)? At what stage of development (infant – child – adolescent – adult) does this happen?


Half-time in the A.D.Le.R project

Making an emergency call quickly and successfully is the first step in the rescue chain and thus essential for saving lives and protecting property. Automatic recognition and reporting of emergencies could significantly increase the level of safety. This is …
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New EEG evaluations show how attentional focusing works after interruptions in working memory

Interruptions at work often lead to a deterioration in performance in the original task. This performance deficit usually manifests itself in a delay in resuming the actual task. With the help of EEG measurements, researchers at the Leibniz Research Centre for …