TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event

Christian Lange


Dr.-Ing. Christian Lange
Founder and Managing Director of Ergoneers GmbH


October 30, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: Human-Machine Interaction: Ergoneers’ D-Lab and SimLab Measurement and Analysis Environments for Analysis and Optimization

Increasing challenges face human factors and product design professionals, which include the advent of new machine functionalities, internationalization of the marketplace, and product liability issues. Many of these challenges can be addressed with Ergoneers’ D-Lab and SimLab simulation, measurement, and analysis tools, which have a wide range of applications for researchers and practitioners in diverse disciplines. Just a few applications of our technology include:

  • Real-time interaction with a machine or device
  • Evaluation of driver assistance and information systems
  • Layout of a cockpit or control room
  • Assessment of design features and their impact on various audiences
  • Usability testing and improvement on an incredibly diverse product range
  • Experimental evaluation of product packaging and advertising

During this presentation, I will explain how our mobile, head-mounted eye-tracking system can be used with D-Lab software to measure human gaze and glance performance synchronously with a wide range of other data. These include video/audio, physiology, any kind of datastream, and motion. Our systems can also be used in either „real“ or simulated 3-D environments to measure, analyze, and optimize human-machine interactions. I will conclude with a look to future technological trends and the directions of current research.

Speaker Bio: Dr.-Ing. Christian Lange is Founder and Managing Director of Ergoneers GmbH, a world leader in eye-tracking, measurement, and simulation technologies est. in 2005. He is also a Managing Director of the newly formed Ergoneers of North America, Inc., based in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Lange received a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich in 2004, and a doctoral degree from the Chair of Ergonomics there in 2008 with the dissertation “Effect of driver assistance on guidance level depending on modality and degree of automation.” That same year he was awarded the prestigious Joseph-Stroebl Prize from the Bavarian Dept. of the Interior for the Promotion of Scientific Achievements in traffic safety. Dr. Lange also participates on international standards committees, and since 2008 has been a member of ISO TC22 SC13 WG8 for the work item “Suitability Tics for use while driving,” and is the Task Force Leader for EN ISO 15007, “Measurement of driver visual behavior with respect to transport information and control systems.”