HFEL-For the betterment of humankind!

Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab (HFEL) at KAIST aims to develop novel human factors and ergonomics methodologies, techniques and models (especially digital human modeling, biomechanics and ICT based) to understand human capabilities, limitations, and interactions among humans and other elements of a system. By applying theory, principles, data and methods from science and engineering, our lab designs human-centered products, tasks, environments and systems for improving safety, health, comfort and human performance.

We are particularly interested in the following 4 research areas.

  • Fall risk assessment, interactive intervention and fall detection (Especially ICT solutions for an ageing population)
  • Digital human modeling and ergonomic product design (Especially body-fitted products)
  • Human-Machine Interface (HMI), User Experience (UX) and Usability
  • Human behavior, performance analysis, and modeling