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Research Topics

Below the main topics you find links to the chairs dealing with these topics.

Cognitive and emotional processes when using technical systems

  • Mental workload, attention, vigilance, and fatigue
  • User experience and emotions
  • Modelling technical knowledge and causal thinking

Automation and optimization

  • Supervision and use of automated systems in

    aviation and medicine

  • Analysis and optimization of clinical work


  • Balanced rationalization in the health care sector

Safety and risk

  • Safety culture and systems safety in high-hazard


  • Perception and communication of technical and

    health risks

  • Decision, safety, and risk behaviour

Design and evaluation of technical systems

  • Multimodal and multimedia human-machine interaction
  • Assistance systems in automobiles and aircraft
  • Medico-technical products for the elderly

Working with the internet

  • Web usability
  • E-learning and E-teaching
  • Internet-based research

Methods for applied and basic research

  • Usability engineering and testing
  • Eye-movement analysis and physiological measurement
  • Simulation and cognitive modelling


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