Welcome to the Japanese Journal of the Nursing Ergonomics Research Group (ようこそ)

Ergonomics is known as human-factors engineering for covering the human-friendly technology, the universal design of devices and systems, the approach to the devices, techniques, and environmental conditions compatible with the human abilities, and more particularly, involving the development and research of safer products, comfortable working and living facilities, senior-friendly environments, and user-friendly data instruments as well as the approach to stress-free models.

The Nursing Ergonomics Research Group has been established as a sub group of the Japan Ergonomics Society in 1982 for the purpose of supporting and encouraging the studies and activities of each member through promoting the research of ergonomic fields. The active members are not limited to the nursing experts but include other staff in the medical and nursing fields who engage the attention and interest of the human-factors engineering.


Introduction to the Nursing Ergonomics Research Group (看護人間工学部会とは)

We have a variety of machines, technologies, and environments developed by us for making our livings more comfortable. Some of the machines and technologies are however unfriendly or rather hostile to us when being in use. The ergonomics or human-factor engineering is a unique technology for researching and developing human-friendly, easily operable, stress-free systems, machines, tools, techniques, and environments in order to provide the people with safer products, comfortable working and living conditions, senior-friendly environments, and easily operable data instruments without excessive stress.

The Japan Ergonomics Society was established for covering the entire field and has been in action for calling the annual convention, issuing the proceeding “Ergonomics”, opening local or branch offices, encouraging the activities of the ISO committee, the experts groups, and the experts qualifying committee, consulting the application of the ergonomics technologies, systems, and methods, and hosting other publicity events including lectures on the application and practice of the ergonomics technologies. The society has over two thousand members. Our nursing ergonomics research group was established as an experts group of the Japan Ergonomics Society in 1982 for the purpose of supporting and encouraging the studies and activities of each member through promoting the research of ergonomic fields. The active members, over one hundred strong, are not limited to the nursing experts but include other staff in the medical and nursing fields who engage the attention and interest of the human-factors engineering.

Our activities include hosting the annual nursing ergonomics meeting and the Kanto branch meeting, participation in the relevant meetings of the Japan Ergonomics Society, conducting a series of the research announcing meetings, the study visits, and the lecture meetings, and issuing the periodical publications “The Japanese Journal of Nursing Ergonomics”.

In particular, the Nursing Ergonomics Research Group gives a good deal of encouragement to provision for the comfort (safety and security) of patients in bed, development of the facilities and systems for supporting patients returning back to their social lives, and attempt for building the working conditions in safety of nursing staff.