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dc.contributor.supervisorMann, Danny (Biosystems Engineering)en_US
dc.contributor.authorMastorakos, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-17T14:55:47Z
dc.date.available2013-01-17T14:55:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/14912
dc.description.abstractAn ergonomic control panel was designed for a remotely operated agricultural tractor. In order to inform the design, information was collected via ergonomic literature, ride-alongs with tractor operators, and interviews with tractor operators and experienced design professionals. Ride-alongs were used to determine frequency and sequence of use in agricultural tractors. The most frequently used control was the one that controlled the implement being pulled behind the tractor. There was no sequence pattern observed over all the ride-alongs. The control panel design was evaluated using design criteria from the information collected, the Index of Functionality, and the Index of Accessibility. The Index of Functionality was assessed and validated as a tool for ergonomic control panel design. The final design satisfied all the criteria outlined and achieved good index scores.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectErgonomic control panelen_US
dc.subjecttractor control panel designen_US
dc.subjectIndex of functionality evaluationen_US
dc.titleErgonomic Control Panel Design for a Remotely Operated Agricultural Tractoren_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineBiosystems Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeMorrison, Jason (Biosystems Engineering) Martens, Gary (Plant Sciences)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2013en_US


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