Students conducting an experiment in the Human Subjects Testing Lab at Penn State

Human Subjects Testing Lab

The Human Subjects Testing Lab is a space shared by interdisciplinary faculty primarily in the human factors area for the testing of human subjects.

Located in 236A Leonhard Building, the lab is divided into a waiting area and two testing chambers, one of which is equipped with eye-tracking equipment. 

A variety of experiments have been conducted in the Human Subjects Testing Lab, including:

  • Measuring the effects of risk visualization representations on subject resource allocation strategies in a homeland defense task
  • Estimating the physical workload imposed by wearing a respirator from heart rate changes and individual characteristics
  • Evaluating user acceptance of new product feature upgrades

The lab is directed by Andris Freivalds, Lucas Professor.

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

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The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

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