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Proactive ergonomics and virtual ergonomics within Manufacturing Department at Volvo Car Corporation.

Dan Lämkull (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem) ; Ann-Christine Falck (Institutionen för produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktionssystem) ; Kristina Troedsson
Proceedings of the 39th annual Nordic Ergonomic Society Conference, Lysekil, Sweden, October 1-3, CD-ROM. p. 6. (2007)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

This paper covers the main reasons for proactive ergonomics and the use of Digital Human Model tools (DHM tools or manikin tools) in the automotive manufacturing industry. The tools are applied in the design, modification, visualization and analysis of human workplace layouts and/or product interactions. The paper explains why the manikin is used during the manufacturing development process, from the earliest phase to start of production. Setting early ergonomic requirements aims at several goals simultaneously: preventing work related musculoskeletal disorders, creating good assembly premises, attaining good quality work and keeping costs as low as possible. The paper also mentions important prerequisites for a successfull use of DHM tools. Furthermore, the paper stresses the needs for methods able to assess motions and cost/benefit calculations connected to results from ergonomics analysis.

Nyckelord: virtual ergonomics, manikins, frontloading, proactive ergonomics



Denna post skapades 2007-11-21. Senast ändrad 2009-05-11.
CPL Pubid: 62036

 

Institutioner (Chalmers)

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

Ämnesområden

Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur