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.

  • Technology and healthy aging¬† (Focus: AI, body sensor network for elderly fall risk assessment & fall prevention)
  • Digital human modeling and ergonomic product design (Focus: Fit & comfort for custom-fit products)
  • Human factors issues in VR/AR; HCI
  • Human behavior analysis and modeling (Esp. biomechanics and sports analytics)