Susan Hallbeck

Susan Hallbeck 

Susan Hallbeck
Contact Information:
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-2394

Professor Emeritus
  • Ph.D., 1990 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University; Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
  • M.S., 1985 Texas Tech University; Industrial Engineering
  • B.S., 1984 Iowa State University; Industrial Engineering

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Development of laparoscopic surgical tools
  • Methodology standardization for operating room medical device usability
  • Development of a neutron detector for homeland security
  • Investigation of single and double mouse clicks on computer user workload
  • Evaluation of a 7/8 piano keyboard
In the news:
Hallbeck helps lead $4.1M grant engineering health care improvements - UNL News


Offices and Board Positions Held:
  • ANSI Committee on Industrial Engineering Terminology: Subcommittee Chair of Anthropometry and Biomechanics (Z94-2) 1991-1994, 2000-2003
  • I have also been elected PDTG technical group chair 2011-2013 and am on the accreditatio committee for the Exec Cmte
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Executive Committee (elected) 2008-2011
    • Lead of Education and Outreach sub-committee 2009
    • Budget and Finance Committee member 2008-2010
    • Accreditation Committee member 2010-2011
  • Product Design Technical Group (PDTG) of the Human Factors Society
  • National Program Chair 1999-2002
  • Judge for the 2005 and 2010 User-Centered Product Design Award
  • Session Chair at the 47th – 54th Annual Meeting 2003-2010
  • Executive Committee 2003-2011
  • Technical Group Chair 2011-2013

Selected Publications

Places Recently Published:
  • Applied Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics
  • International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
  • Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science
  • International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
  • Industrial Health
  • IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries
  • Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Technology and Allied Therapies
  • Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Technologies
  • Journal of Endourology
  1. Brown-Clerk, B.J., de Laveaga, A.E., LaGrange, C.A., Wirth, L.M., Lowndes, B.R. and Hallbeck, M.S. Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery versus conventional laparoscopic surgery: Comparison of surgical port performance in a surgical simulator with novices. Surgical Endoscopy, In Press.
  2. Brown-Clerk, B., Rousek, J.B., Lowndes, B.R., Eikhout, S.M. and Hallbeck, M.S. Assessment of electrosurgical hand controls integrated into a laparoscopic grasper. Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, In Press.
  3. Kong, Y.-K, Hallbeck, M.S. and Jung, M.-C. (2010). Crosstalk effect on surface electromyogram of the forearm flexors during a static grip task. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20, 1223-1229.
  4. de Laveaga, A.E., LaGrange, C.A., Brown-Clerk, B.J. and Hallbeck, M.S. (2010). Mechanical comparison of laparaoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgical ports. Journal of Endourology, 24, Supplement 1, A281-A282.
  5. Brown-Clerk, B.J., de Laveaga, A.E, LaGrange, C.A., Lowndes, B.R., Wirth, L.M. and Hallbeck, M.S. (2010). Evaluation of laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) ports in a validated inanimate laparoscopic training model. Journal of Endourology, 24, Supplement 1, A283.
    1. Hallbeck, M.S., Bosch, T., Van Rhijn, Gu (J.W.), Krause, F., De Looze, M.P. and Vink, P. (2010). A tool for early workstation design for small and medium enterprises evaluated in 5 cases. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, 20(4), 300–315.

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