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dc.contributor.supervisor Mann, Danny (Biosystems Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mastorakos, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-17T14:55:47Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-17T14:55:47Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-17
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/14912
dc.description.abstract An 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.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Ergonomic control panel en_US
dc.subject tractor control panel design en_US
dc.subject Index of functionality evaluation en_US
dc.title Ergonomic Control Panel Design for a Remotely Operated Agricultural Tractor en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Biosystems Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Morrison, Jason (Biosystems Engineering) Martens, Gary (Plant Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2013 en_US


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