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Document ID (ISN)108280
CIS number 08-975
ISBN(s) 978-951-38-6634-1
Year 2007
Convention or series no. VTT Working Papers 83
Author(s) Helin K., Viitaniemi J., Aromaa S., Montonen J, Evilä T., Leino S.P., Määttä T.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Title OSKU digital human model in the participatory design approach - A new tool to improve work tasks and workplaces
Bibliographic information VTT Information Service, P.O.Box 2000, 02044 VTT, Finland, 2007. 40p. Illus. 37 ref.
Internet access http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/workingpapers/2007/W83.pdf [in English]
Abstract The objective of this study was to develop a new digital human model based on a participatory approach, to be used as an evaluation tool concurrently with production design for improving manual work tasks. The tool is built from an expandable database of the main human motions, together with ergonomic analyses. It was validated in the laboratory and in several industrial enterprises, where workers were asked to identify workplace and work task problems, and to suggest alternative solutions to control physical workload and to increase productivity. These postures and motions were analyzed and fed into the database. The tool is still undergoing development.
Descriptors (primary) physical workload; work posture; ergonomics; workers' participation; mathematical models; body mechanics; anthropometry
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; Finland; computer applications; job study; research; work efficiency
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFinland
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Workers' participation
Work posture
Anthropometry
Ergonomics