A generic algorithm for computing optimal ergonomic postures during working in an industrial environment

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Abstract

The present study tries to decrease the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for industry workers by proposing a generic algorithm that recommends an optimal ergonomic posture for accomplishing tasks in an industrial environment. In the case of a dangerous ergonomic pose, the optimization algorithm starts by heuristically changing it to a more ergonomic one. Each recommended posture's feasibility is tested with an inverse kinematic method that can predict the worker's behavior for accomplishing a task. This iterative optimization procedure continues until the optimal ergonomic pose for the worker is achieved. The algorithm's validity is tested in thirteen cases, people with different gender (50 percent male, 50 percent female) aged between 20 and 35, and different height and body morphologies. According to studies, there is a connection between musculoskeletal disorders and the wrong posture for accomplishing tasks in industries. We suggest an optimization algorithm that can indicate the worker the optimal ergonomic pose by considering task constraints in real-time.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103145
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Volume84
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021

Keywords

  • Ergonomic Assessment
  • Inverse Kinematic
  • FABRIK
  • REBA
  • Python
  • MSD

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