Gerd Johansson

Gerd Johansson

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Gerd is professor in Ergonomics/Human Factors at the Department of Design Sciences at the Engineering Faculty, Lund University in southern Sweden and is responsible for the division of Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology with about 50 employeesHer main research areas are interaction design and visualization (Virtual Reality). Her current research projects are focused on the care sector also including care for elderly. She is responsible for one ongoing project about the design of the equipment used in home care situation and for another project dealing with eHealth solutions and their influence on the working environment of the home health care personnel.  In a third research project the research team is trying to find the reason for the early retirement of home care staff and what must be changed so they will be able to continue to work few more years. Gerd is also involved in several projects about the human stress system. In one recently started EU-project (BlueHealth) Virtual Reality models of green and blue natural environment will be used in homes for elderly.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology
  • Medical and Health Sciences


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