An International Ergonomics Webinar on the theme “Emerging Issues and Trends in Ergonomics and Human Factors research: The New Normal” was organized by NITIE, Mumbai in Collaboration with the BRICSplus Network on Human Factors and Ergonomics (BRICSplus HFE Network) on 12th September 2020. There were renowned professors in the area of Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering from 7 different countries namely, India, US, Brazil, China, South Africa, Philippines and Portugal, who delivered talks on various emerging issues in the area of ergonomics, like role of Artificial Intelligence on Human Factors application in Industry, Human factor application during a pandemic etc. in the Webinar. The Chief Guest and Keynote speaker for the Webinar was Prof. VK Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur on the topic - Ergonomic Performance Evaluation in large Enterprises.
More than 400 delegates consisting of faculty members, research scholars, industry participants, professionals, designers and PG students from more than 20 different countries participated in this one-day Webinar.
The Webinar was inaugurated by the Director NITIE, Prof. Manoj Kumar Tiwari. Prof. V.B Khanapuri - Dean SRIC NITIE, Prof. Padmanav Acharrya - Dean Academic NITIE along with other faculty members of NITIE present during the inaugural session.
There was Panel discussion at the end of the Webinar in which all the distinguished speakers along with Director NITIE addressed on various questions raised by the delegates. The Webinar ended with Valediction session addressed by Prof. V.B Khanapuri and followed by vote of thanks.
The organizing team of the Webinar consisted of Prof. Manoj. K Tiwari, Prof. Vivek Khanzode and Prof. Rauf Iqbal. Media Support for the Webinar was provided by Prof. Purnima Sangle and Prof. Poonam Singh. Student volunteers were Ranjith, Ganesh, Gaurav, Sourabh, Saquib, Amay, Prashant, Shubham and Abhinav.