Uwe Reischl, PhD, professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, will present an invited paper at the Human-Computer Interaction 2013 International Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. on July 21-26.
Reischl’s paper, “Extending Global Education through Remote Laboratory Access,” focuses on the expansion of the use of remote laboratory access in engineering education to ergonomics and human factors education. In his paper, Reischl describes the development of a novel remote laboratory for use specifically in ergonomics education with practical applications in clothing heat stress research using a thermal manikin technology. The remote laboratory is currently being coordinated among three universities, Boise State University, the University of Zagreb in Croatia, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. The paper summarizes both the positive and negative experiences associated with the use of such an Internet based remote educational laboratory.