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On the Development of a Time-Sensitive Ergonomics Evaluation Method

Cecilia Berlin (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem)
39th annual conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society NES 2007 Conference CD p. 119. (2007)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]


As part of a research project with focus on ergonomics evaluation, a video-observation study of manual car assembly work was carried out. Rather than presenting the study results as hard data for further development, this paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using 'static' evaluation methods to rate and acknowledge accumulated physical load. In the study, RULA was used at five-second intervals as an unbiased discrete evaluation method with no specifically selected ‘target’ postures. The paper aims to discuss the scope of what a new time-sensitive method needs to accomplish, in order to be ready for the capabilities of dynamic human simulation.

Nyckelord: Ergonomics, Evaluation Methods, Human Simulation, Dynamic Evaluation

Abstract printed on page 119 in "NES2007 Abstracts" (Proceedings of the 39th Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, Oct 1-3 2007, Lysekil, Sweden) Fulltext article available on Conference CD (Chalmers/ESS, 2007)

Denna post skapades 2007-10-16. Senast ändrad 2014-09-17.
CPL Pubid: 54504


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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem (2005-2017)


Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur