beta type prototype and subsequently introduce it in the market. Some typical examples are slipresistant mechanisms for canes, Electric beds, speech augumentating electronic device etc.Developed human factors related design guidelines for the Electronic Industries Association (EIA),pertaining to electronic controls like membrane switches, joy sticks etc. This will form the basis forfuture electronic consumer products to obtain the seal of accessibility.1991-1993
Engineering Assistant at Varta Batteries PTE LTD., Singapore
.Member of production support team, to address chronic problems in cell assembly and cellcharging. To increase productivity by improving the assembly methods, and preventivemaintenance procedures. Optimize man-machine ratio on transfer lines.1987-1991
Manufacturing Engineer at Titan Watches Ltd., Hosur, India.
Member of a team that successfully transferred watch making technology from France Ebauche,France to [Tata’s] Titan Watches in India. Under went training at France Ebauche (France) andVibreurs Application (Switzerland) on precision manufacturing methods, inspection procedures formicro-sized components, and ergonomic assembly methods.Set up manufacturing lines, assembly shops and trained technicians. Applied advancedmanufacturing techniques to improve efficiency.
Membership in Societies
Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Santa Monica, CA.
Member of the HFES technical groups: cognitive engineering and decision making, consumerproducts and computer systems.
Rahman, M.M., Sprigle, S., and Sharit, J. (1998). Desired force–travel combinations of consumerproducts’ push-button switches for an aging population.
Vol. 29, No. 2, 93-100Rahman, M.M., and Sprigle, S. (1997). Design and selection guidelines for accessible consumerproduct controls.
Vol. 9, No. 1, 3-14Philips, B.H., Rahman, M.M., & Jarvinen, J. (2001). Building a human factors “knowledge shelf”as a collaborative information tool for designers. Proceedings
of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems.
Seattle, Washington, United StatesRahman, M. (2002 – Present): Several Op-Ed pieces in the
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) onvariety of topics, including science, geopolitics and defense.Rahman, M. (2005). Can ergonomics help to investigate human performance in government?