We perceive the world around us with our senses. The traditional five senses are: sight (eyes), hearing (ears), smell (nose), taste (mouth), and touch (skin). Human beings have a multitude of senses. In addition to the traditionally recognized five senses, other senses include temperature, kinaesthetic sense (position monitor), pain, balance and acceleration. Senses are physiological capacities of humans that provide inputs for perception.

Therefore, we can use (a combination of) these senses to influence the perception and behaviour of workers as a means to reach a safer working environment. Primarily we focus on the distant senses: hearing, sight, smell, and temperature. In addition we also focus on one near sense: touch. We do not cover other senses like taste, as they are mainly perceivable inside the human body. Therefore they are less suitable for influencing behaviour in (work) environments.

More information from recent research on senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, temperature) from other domains can be found in the download.