In the industrial context of workstation design, the role of ergonomics in primary prevention of musculoskeletal disorders is increasingly important. Simple tools and guidelines for early postural checks are needed toassist the analyst through the dynamic reality of workstation design. In this work, a method for generating mappings of the operator’s reachability is proposed. The reachability plane is normalized with respect to characteristic anthropometric body dimensions so that the postural maps can address any operator, regardless of his/her anthropometry. The mappings of trunk bending and upper arm elevation angles, defined in accordance with the international technical standards, make use of the traffic light scheme to ensure a valid and easy-to-interpret support to the analyst.

Comprehensive mappings of postural angles on a normalized plane of reachability / Castellone, Raffaele; Sessa, Fabrizio; Spada, Stefania; Cavatorta, Maria Pia. - STAMPA. - 591:(2018), pp. 458-468. ((Intervento presentato al convegno AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling, 2017 tenutosi a Los Angeles (USA) nel 2017 [10.1007/978-3-319-60591-3_41].

Comprehensive mappings of postural angles on a normalized plane of reachability

CASTELLONE, RAFFAELE;CAVATORTA, Maria Pia
2018

Abstract

In the industrial context of workstation design, the role of ergonomics in primary prevention of musculoskeletal disorders is increasingly important. Simple tools and guidelines for early postural checks are needed toassist the analyst through the dynamic reality of workstation design. In this work, a method for generating mappings of the operator’s reachability is proposed. The reachability plane is normalized with respect to characteristic anthropometric body dimensions so that the postural maps can address any operator, regardless of his/her anthropometry. The mappings of trunk bending and upper arm elevation angles, defined in accordance with the international technical standards, make use of the traffic light scheme to ensure a valid and easy-to-interpret support to the analyst.
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