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Iriondo Pascual, A., Högberg, D., Syberfeldt, A., Brolin, E. & Hanson, L. (2020). Application of Multi-objective Optimization on Ergonomics in Production: A Case Study. In: Massimo Di Nicolantonio, Emilio Rossi, Thomas Alexander (Ed.), Advances in Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping: Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA. Paper presented at International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Washington D.C, USA, July 24-28, 2019 (pp. 584-594). Springer
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2020 (English)In: Advances in Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping: Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Additive Manufacturing, Modeling Systems and 3D Prototyping, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA / [ed] Massimo Di Nicolantonio, Emilio Rossi, Thomas Alexander, Springer, 2020, p. 584-594Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Taking a holistic perspective is central in production development, aiming to optimize ergonomics and overall production system performance. Hence, there is a need for tools and methods that can support production companies to identify the production system alternatives that are optimal regarding both ergonomics and production efficiency. The paper presents a devised case study where multi-objective optimization is applied, as a step to towards the development of such an optimization tool. The overall objective in the case study is to find the best order in which an operator performs manual tasks during a workday, considering ergonomics and production system efficiency simultaneously. More specifically, reducing the risk of injury from lifting tasks and improving the throughput are selected as the two optimization objectives. An optimization tool is developed, which communicates with a digital human modelling tool to simulate work tasks and assess ergonomics. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 975
Keywords
Digital human modelling, Ergonomics, Optimization, Productivity, Simulation, 3D modeling, Additives, Efficiency, Manufacture, Holistic perspectives, Optimization tools, Production companies, Production development, Production efficiency, Tools and methods, Multiobjective optimization
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; Production and Automation Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17417 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-20216-3_54 (DOI)2-s2.0-85067415239 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-20215-6 (ISBN)978-3-030-20216-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Washington D.C, USA, July 24-28, 2019
Available from: 2019-07-09 Created: 2019-07-09 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Brolin, E., Högberg, D., Hanson, L. & Örtengren, R. (2019). Development and evaluation of an anthropometric module for digital human modelling systems. International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 7(1), 47-70
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2019 (English)In: International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, ISSN 1742-5549, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 47-70Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents the development of a software module and a graphical user interface which aims to support the definition of anthropometry of manikins in a digital human modelling (DHM) tool. The module is developed from user interviews and literature studies, as well as mathematical methods for anthropometric diversity consideration. The module has functionality to create both single manikins and manikin families, where it is possible to combine or analyse different population datasets simultaneously. The developed module and its interface have been evaluated via focus group interviews and usability tests by DHM tool users. Results from the studies show that the developed module and its interface has relevant functionality, fits well into industrial work processes, and is easy to use. The study also identifies possibilities to further increase usability.

Keywords
anthropometry, digital human modelling, user interface, human diversity, manikin
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
INF202 Virtual Ergonomics; User Centred Product Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17670 (URN)10.1504/IJHFMS.2019.102178 (DOI)
Projects
CROMMVirtual Driver ErgonomicsVEAP
Funder
Vinnova, 2012-04584Knowledge Foundation, 20160296Knowledge Foundation, 20160292
Available from: 2019-09-11 Created: 2019-09-11 Last updated: 2019-09-12Bibliographically approved
Hanson, L., Högberg, D., Carlson, J. S., Delfs, N., Brolin, E., Mårdberg, P., . . . Ore, F. (2019). Industrial path solutions - intelligently moving manikins. In: Sofia Scataglini, Gunther Paul (Ed.), DHM and Posturography: (pp. 115-124). London: Academic Press
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2019 (English)In: DHM and Posturography / [ed] Sofia Scataglini, Gunther Paul, London: Academic Press, 2019, p. 115-124Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

IPS IMMA (Industrial Path Solutions - Intelligently Moving Manikins) is a digital human modeling tool developed in close cooperation between academia and industry in Sweden. The academic consortium behind the software consists of expertise within applied mathematics, ergonomics, and engineering. The development of IMMA was initiated from the vehicle industries’ need of an effective, efficient, objective, and user-friendly software for verification of manufacturing ergonomics. The ‘Industrial path solutions - intelligently moving manikins’ chapter consists of two main sections: the first about the commercially available tool, and the second about current or recent research projects developing the software further. Commercial IPS IMMA is presented by describing the biomechanical model and appearance, anthropometrics module, motion prediction, instruction language, and ergonomics evaluation. The research projects focus on dynamic motions simulation, muscle modelling and application areas such as human-robot collaboration, occupant packaging, and layout planning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Academic Press, 2019
Keywords
Design, Development, Digital, Engineering, Ergonomics, Human, Modeling, Software, Simulation, Product, Production, Verification, Virtual, Visualization
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-17571 (URN)978-0-12-816713-7 (ISBN)
Projects
IMMACROMM3D-SILVERVirtual Verification of Human-Robot CollaborationVirtual DriverVirtual Driver Ergonomics
Funder
Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research , PV09.13Vinnova, 2012-04584Vinnova, 2015-01451Vinnova, 2015-03719Knowledge Foundation, 20140296Knowledge Foundation, 20160296
Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Brolin, E., Mahdavian, N., Högberg, D., Hanson, L. & Johansson, J. (2019). Possibilities and challenges for proactive manufacturing ergonomics. In: Sebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume VIII: Ergonomics and Human Factors in Manufacturing, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Sustainable Development and Mining. Paper presented at 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), Florence, August 26-30, 2018 (pp. 11-20). Cham: Springer, 825
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume VIII: Ergonomics and Human Factors in Manufacturing, Agriculture, Building and Construction, Sustainable Development and Mining / [ed] Sebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita, Cham: Springer, 2019, Vol. 825, p. 11-20Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper identifies and describes product development activities where ergonomics issues could be considered and illustrates how that could be done through a number of different approaches. The study is divided into two parts where an interview study is done to identify where in a product development process consideration of ergonomics issues are or could be done. The second part of the study includes an observation, motion capture and simulation study of current manufacturing operations to evaluate and compare three different assessment approaches; observational based ergonomics evaluation, usages of motion capture data and DHM simulation and evaluation. The results shows the importance of consideration of ergonomics in early development phases and that the ergonomics assessment process is integrated in the overall product and production development process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2019
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 825
Keywords
Proactive, Ergonomics, Manufacturing, digital human modelling, Process
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16205 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-96068-5_2 (DOI)000468070400002 ()2-s2.0-85052059498 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-96067-8 (ISBN)978-3-319-96068-5 (ISBN)
Conference
20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), Florence, August 26-30, 2018
Projects
Virtual Ergonomics Assessment Process (VEAP)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20160292
Available from: 2018-09-14 Created: 2018-09-14 Last updated: 2019-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. M., Sandsjö, L., Mahdavian, N., Högberg, D., Hanson, L., Olivares, J. A., . . . Forsman, M. (2019). Prevention of Work: Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Using Smart Workwear – The Smart Workwear Consortium. In: Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Redha Taiar (Ed.), Human Systems Engineering and Design: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2018): Future Trends and Applications, October 25-27, 2018, CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France. Paper presented at International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications IHSED 2018, 25 October 2018 through 27 October 2018 (pp. 477-483). Springer, 876
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2019 (English)In: Human Systems Engineering and Design: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design (IHSED2018): Future Trends and Applications, October 25-27, 2018, CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France / [ed] Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, Redha Taiar, Springer, 2019, Vol. 876, p. 477-483Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Adverse work-related physical exposures such as repetitive movements and awkward postures have negative health effects and lead to large financial costs. To address these problems, a multi-disciplinary consortium was formed with the aim of developing an ambulatory system for recording and analyzing risks for musculoskeletal disorders utilizing textile integrated sensors as part of the regular workwear. This paper presents the consortium, the Smart Workwear System, and a case study illustrating its potential to decrease adverse biomechanical exposure by promoting improved work technique. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 876
Keywords
ergonomics, human factors, human-systems integration, musculoskeletal disorders, prevention, smart textiles, work technique, diseases, human engineering, systems engineering, textiles, ambulatory systems, financial costs, human systems integration, integrated sensors, physical exposures, musculoskeletal system
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16418 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-02053-8_73 (DOI)2-s2.0-85055784878 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-02052-1 (ISBN)978-3-030-02053-8 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications IHSED 2018, 25 October 2018 through 27 October 2018
Note

Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Using Smart Workwear – The Smart Workwear Consortium

Available from: 2018-11-20 Created: 2018-11-20 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved
Ruiz Castro, P., Högberg, D., Ramsen, H., Bjursten, J. & Hanson, L. (2019). Virtual Simulation of Human-Robot Collaboration Workstations. In: Sebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments, Work With Computing Systems (WWCS), Process Control. Paper presented at International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), August 26-30, 2018, Florence, Italy (pp. 250-261). Springer, 822
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments, Work With Computing Systems (WWCS), Process Control / [ed] Sebastiano Bagnara, Riccardo Tartaglia, Sara Albolino, Thomas Alexander, Yushi Fujita, Springer, 2019, Vol. 822, p. 250-261Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The constant call in manufacturing for higher quality, efficiency, flexibility and cost effective solutions has been supported by technology developments and revised legislations in the area of collaborative robots. This allows for new types of workstations in industry where robots and humans co-operate in performing tasks. In addition to safety, the design of such collaborative workstations needs to consider the areas of ergonomics and task allocation to ensure appropriate work conditions for the operators, while providing overall system efficiency. The aim of this study is to illustrate the development and use of an integrated robot simulation and digital human modelling (DHM) tool, which is aimed to be a tool for engineers to create and confirm successful collaborative workstations. An assembly scenario from the vehicle industry was selected for its redesign into a collaborative workstation. The existing scenario as well as potential collaborative concepts are simulated and assessed using a version of the simulation tool IPS IMMA. The assembly use case illustrates the capabilities of the tool to represent and evaluate collaborative workstations in terms of ergonomics and efficiency assessments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 822
Keywords
Human-robot collaboration, Digital human modelling, Ergonomics, Virtual simulation, Collaborative workstations
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16149 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-96077-7_26 (DOI)000473064000026 ()2-s2.0-85052130622 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-96076-0 (ISBN)978-3-319-96077-7 (ISBN)
Conference
International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), August 26-30, 2018, Florence, Italy
Projects
Virtual Verification of Human-Robot Collaboration
Note

Acknowledgment

This work has been carried out within the Virtual Verification of Human-Robot Collaboration project, supported by VINNOVA/FFI and by the participating organizations. This support is gratefully acknowledged. Special thanks goes to Victoria Gonzalez, Volvo Trucks and FCC (Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre).

Available from: 2018-09-06 Created: 2018-09-06 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Högberg, D., Brolin, E. & Hanson, L. (2018). Concept of Formalized Test Procedure for Proactive Assessment of Ergonomic Value by Digital Human Modelling Tools in Lean Product Development. In: Cassenti, Daniel N. (Ed.), Advances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017), July 17–21, 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA (pp. 425-436). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 591
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2018 (English)In: Advances in Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling / [ed] Cassenti, Daniel N., Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018, Vol. 591, p. 425-436Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A concept of a formalized test procedure for proactive assessment of ergonomic value by digital human modelling (DHM) tools in lean product development (LPD) is proposed and described. The objective of the formalized procedure is to integrate the utilization of DHM tools in LPD and to support the delivery of ergonomic value and reduce waste in product and production development processes. A design process model is illustrated and described, and examples are given of how to specify and work with ergonomic value in the process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 591
Keywords
Digital human modelling, DHM, Ergonomics, Lean product development, LPD, Design, Process, Assessment, Formalized, Test procedure
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-13993 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-60591-3 (DOI)000465822800038 ()2-s2.0-85021403938 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-60590-6 (ISBN)978-3-319-60591-3 (ISBN)
Conference
8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2017), July 17–21, 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA
Projects
3D-SILVERVirtual Verification of Human-Robot CollaborationVirtual Driver Ergonomics
Funder
Vinnova, 2015-01451Vinnova, 2015-03719Knowledge Foundation, 20160296
Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2019-05-16Bibliographically approved
Högberg, D., Ruiz Castro, P., Mårdberg, P., Delfs, N., Nurbo, P., Fragoso, P., . . . Hanson, L. (2018). DHM Based Test Procedure Concept for Proactive Ergonomics Assessments in the Vehicle Interior Design Process. In: Sebastiano BagnaraRiccardo TartagliaSara AlbolinoThomas AlexanderYushi Fujita (Ed.), Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments. Paper presented at 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), August 26-30, 2018, Florence, Italy (pp. 314-323). Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 822
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2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018): Volume V: Human Simulation and Virtual Environments / [ed] Sebastiano BagnaraRiccardo TartagliaSara AlbolinoThomas AlexanderYushi Fujita, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018, Vol. 822, p. 314-323Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The development of a digital human modelling (DHM) based test procedure concept for the assessment of physical ergonomics conditions in virtual phases of the vehicle interior design process is illustrated and discussed. The objective of the test procedure is to be a valuable tool for ergonomic evaluations and decision support along the design process, so that ergonomic issues can be dealt with in an efficient, objective and proactive manner. The test procedure is devised to support companies in having stable and objective processes, in accordance with lean product development (LPD) philosophies. The overall structure and fundamental functionality of the test procedure concept is explained by a simplified use case, utilizing the DHM tool IPS IMMA to: define manikin families and manikin tasks; predict manikin motions; and visualize simulations and ergonomics evaluation outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2018
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 822
Keywords
Digital human modelling, Ergonomics, Design, Vehicle Interior, Assessment, Test Procedure, Lean product development
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16141 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-96077-7_33 (DOI)000473064000033 ()2-s2.0-85052082936 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-96076-0 (ISBN)978-3-319-96077-7 (ISBN)
Conference
20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018), August 26-30, 2018, Florence, Italy
Projects
Virtual Driver Ergonomics
Funder
Knowledge Foundation, 20160296
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Mahdavian, N., Lind, C. M., Diaz Olivares, J. A., Iriondo Pascual, A., Högberg, D., Brolin, E., . . . Hanson, L. (2018). Effect of Giving Feedback on Postural Working Techniques. In: Peter Thorvald, Keith Case (Ed.), Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden. Paper presented at 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden (pp. 247-252). Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press
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2018 (English)In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXII: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden / [ed] Peter Thorvald, Keith Case, Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press, 2018, p. 247-252Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Working postures and movements affect work efficiency and musculoskeletal health. To reduce the biomechanical exposure in physically demanding settings, working techniques may be improved by giving instant ergonomic feedback to the operator. This study investigates if feedback can be used to decrease adverse postures and movements in assembly work. A prototype solution of a smart textile workwear was used on a trainee assembly line. Posture and movement signals of 24 trainee operators were sampled via the workwear, transferred to a tablet for analyses and used to provide feedback suggesting improvements of work technique. Two modes of feedback were tested. Every participant’s work technique was measured before and after receiving the feedback and the results were compared. For upper arm elevation angle ≥60, behaviour change is indicated, supporting a positive work technique change, and indicated a future usefulness of technical automatic feedback for operators.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press, 2018
Series
Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-751X, E-ISSN 2352-7528 ; 8
Keywords
Feedback, Work technique, Smart textiles, Ergonomics
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-16316 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-902-7-247 (DOI)000462212700040 ()2-s2.0-85057403062 (Scopus ID)978-1-61499-901-0 (ISBN)978-1-61499-902-7 (ISBN)
Conference
16th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 33rd National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 11–13, 2018, University of Skövde, Sweden
Funder
Vinnova, UDI 2016-03782
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2019-04-08Bibliographically approved
Rhén, I.-M., Forsman, M., Örtengren, R., Högberg, D., Keyvani, A., Lämkull, D. & Hanson, L. (2018). Ergonomic risk assessment in DHM tools employing motion data: Exposure calculation and comparison to epidemiological reference data. International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 6(1), 31-64
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2018 (English)In: International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, ISSN 1742-5549, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 31-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Digital human modelling (DHM) allows ergonomic risk assessment to be performed at early stages of design and development. Such assessment is typically based on observational methods, which do not take advantage of the potential of DHM tools to provide precise posture and motion data. This paper describes and illustrates an alternative assessment approach employing DHM tools, inspired by risk assessment based on direct measurements. A literature survey established a reference database of epidemiological associations between exposure and wrist-related disorders. This approach is illustrated by a DHM simulation of a car assembly task. Wrist posture and motion were simulated and compared to the database, predicting the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders on the basis of direct measurements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Olney: InderScience Publishers, 2018
Keywords
biomechanical load, digital human modelling, wrist, repetitive strain injuries, direct measurements, exposure-response relationship, physical workload, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, risk assessment
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
User Centred Product Design; INF202 Virtual Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-15108 (URN)10.1504/IJHFMS.2018.10012500 (DOI)
Projects
CROMMVirtual Verification of Human-Robot Collaboration3D-SILVER
Funder
VINNOVA, 2012-04584, 2015-03719, 2015-01451
Available from: 2018-04-29 Created: 2018-04-29 Last updated: 2019-02-14Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-4596-3815

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