Engineering assessment in biomechanics and ergonomic adoptable for designer at early product design phase

Man Lung Lau, Ben Wong

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Abstract

Occupational health get more concern in recent years, turning the ergonomic and human factor issues an essential consideration in product design process. In a survey presented in [4], over 90% of designers and engineers recognized that they needed to consider ergonomics earlier in the development processes. However, most of the assessment is done by engineers since designers always encountered technical difficulties to run such assessment. In this paper, we present a method for designers to adopt the engineering assessment for biomechanics and ergonomics on human posture at early product design phase. The aim is to allow designers to easily perform the design evaluation with minimal intensive technical training. The proposed method is implemented in the experiments to evaluate a sample workplace design for desktop work. Human motion data is captured and then applied to a digital human model and passed to assessment software to realize the human posture and evaluated based on existing ergonomic assessment scheme Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA)[24].
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2008 - The 12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008 - Proc.
Pages124-129
Number of pages6
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2008, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 29 Jun 20082 Jul 2008

Conference

Conference12th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2008, Jointly with the 14th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, ISAS 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period29/06/082/07/08

Keywords

  • Design process
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Motion capture
  • Occupational health
  • Upper limb disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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