The broad and developing scope of ergonomics has been illustrated over the past fifteen years by the books that make up the 'Contemporary Ergonomics' series. Presenting the proceedings of the Ergonomics Society's annual conference, the series embraces the wide range of topics covered by ergonomics. Individual papers provide insight into current practice, present new research findings, and form a reference source. The volumes provide a fast track for the publication of suitable papers from international contributors chosen on the basis of abstracts submitted to a selection panel. Topics included in Contemporary Ergonomics 2004 applied physiology, musculoskeletal disorders, posture and discomfort, and more.