Human Adaptation Towards a Force Augmenting Device: Experimental Results

  • S. K. Gadi FIME, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Torreón, México
  • A. Osorio -Cordero UMI-LAFMIA, CINVESTAV-CNRS, Av. IPN 2508., Mexico City, Mexico
  • Rogelio Lozano UMI-LAFMIA, CINVESTAV-CNRS, Av. IPN 2508., Mexico City, Mexico; Sorbonne Universités, UTC, Heudiasyc UMR 7253, Paris, France
  • R. Garrido DCA, CINVESTAV, Av. IPN 2508., Mexico City, Mexico
Keywords: Force augmenting device, adapting human, ergonomics, human factor, mental workload.


This short communication article presents an experiment to test the existence of mental workload (MWL) and adaptability of a human operator (HO) in handling force augmenting devices (FADs). An experiment is conducted where the HOs of three different ages are allowed to handle a FAD with high augmentation factor. Augmentation factor gives the factor by which the HO’s force is amplified. It is observed that the HOs were unable to stabilize the FAD for the first time. With the help of these experiments, it is observed that a human adapts itself to achieve a stable HA-FAD interaction. In another perspective, it can be observed that HO undergoes MWL to handle a FAD with high augmentation factor.


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How to Cite
Gadi, S. K., -Cordero, A. O., Lozano, R., & Garrido, R. (2017). Human Adaptation Towards a Force Augmenting Device: Experimental Results. Journal of Applied Science & Process Engineering, 4(2), 205-212.