The Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference 2013 took place in the New Engineering Building at NUI Galway on 9th of May 2013. The theme of the conference is: Ergonomics and Innovative Technologies. The invited Keynote Speaker was Prof. Neville Stanton from the University of Southampton. His presentation was on Augmenting the Driver and Automating Driving – Investigations into the changing nature of the role of the driver with advanced vehicle systems.
In addition to the traditional papers presented at this conference, a parallel Symposium run on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. The invited keynote speaker was Dr. Tom Reader, lecturer in Organisational and Social Psychology, Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics. His presentation was entitled Leadership and team situation awareness during daily rounds in the Intensive Care Unit.