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Ergonomics analysis in a virtual environment

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posted on 21.09.2017 by Gunnar Backstrand, Dan Hogberg, Leo J. De Vin, Keith Case, Paul Piamonte
Simulation can support the design of an ergonomic workplace by enabling early assessment of ergonomic conditions in a virtual environment. An important feature is the possibility to study alternative solutions or the effect of improvements from an ergonomics perspective. To be able to conduct an efficient and reliable evaluation in a virtual environment, an objective analysis method is essential. Such an analysis method should be integrated in the simulation software, and support a company's everyday ergonomics work process. In order to gain from existing ergonomics knowledge within a company, the possibility to implement such wisdom in the current simulation software becomes important. This paper presents an implementation work done with the purpose of integrating an established ergonomics work process into a virtual environment. It describes the benefits of an ergonomics work process where simulation and evaluation at early stages of a design process are key factors. The paper will also describe the integration process, i.e., the technical issues as well as the change in work methods.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

International Journal of Manufacturing Research

Volume

2

Issue

2

Pages

198 - 208

Citation

BÄCKSTRAND, G. ... et al., 2007. Ergonomics analysis in a virtual environment. International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2 (2), pp.198-208.

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© Inderscience

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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

2007

ISSN

1750-0605

eISSN

1750-0591

Language

en

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