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Managing older workers: a digital human modelling proactive design approach

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posted on 26.06.2018 by Amjad Hussain, Keith Case, Steve Summerskill, Russell Marshall
Managing the ageing workforce is a real challenge in many parts of the world; especially in developed na-tions like UK, USA, Australia and Japan. There is a need to accommodate experienced and skilled older workers in today’s competitive and challenging working environments. A Digital Human Modelling (DHM) approach has already been successfully used for the early assessment of working environments, systems or products so that more productive and safe working environments might be ensured. Similarly, a validation of working scenarios for ageing workers can be useful in addressing the design needs of old-er workers so that mismatches between job demands and working capabilities can be minimized. This pa-per proposes the use of a ‘proactive digital human modelling approach’ to satisfy this demand. Address-ing the challenges faced by older workers can potentially increase the productive life of an older workforce which might be a contribution to the national and global economy.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

Ninth International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2011 'Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXV', the Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR 2011

Pages

74 - 79

Citation

HUSSAIN, A. ... et al, 2011. Managing older workers: a digital human modelling proactive design approach. IN: Harrison, D.K., Wood, B.M. and Evans, D. (eds). Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXV: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2011): 6th-8th September 2011. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University, pp.74-79

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ICMR (© the authors)

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2011

Notes

This paper was presented at the 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2011). Glasgow, 6-8 September.

ISBN

9781905866564;1905866569

Book series

Advances in manufacturing technology;25

Language

en

Location

Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK

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