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Potential analysis of coupled work-system design with ema and AnyBody models for ergonomic assessment

Project number: F 2435 Institution: Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) Status: Ongoing Project Planned end: 2019-06-30


The technological progress and increased usability of Digital Human Modelling systems (DHM) enable new possibilities for a human centred design of work. Besides the existing DHM for product and work system design biomechanical, musculoskeletal models exist, which are able to calculate highly detailed and anatomical correct internal forces and torques of the human body. The aim of this project is to combine these models for stress and strain analysis and to answer the question if there is a significant added value. The systems used are the DHM "ema" and the musculoskeletal model "AnyBody".

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the basis of a decision by the German Parliament (Funding no. ZF4263601BZ6).


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