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Evaluation of a Real-Time Feedback Solution for Ergonomic Parameters Using Smart Sensors and User Centered Design. In Marcelo Soares, Christianne Falcão, Tareq Z. Ahram (Eds.)

Römer, Timm and Stockinger, Christopher and Bier, Lukas (2016):
Evaluation of a Real-Time Feedback Solution for Ergonomic Parameters Using Smart Sensors and User Centered Design. In Marcelo Soares, Christianne Falcão, Tareq Z. Ahram (Eds.).
In: Advances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability & Special Populations, AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and System Interactions, Florida, USA, Springer International Publishing, pp. 3-14, [Book Section]

Abstract

Musculoskeletal issues are a common problem in work life. Mental issues are rising. Employees are often not aware of the ergonomic aspects of their work, not knowing when a certain action they perform is ergonomically unhealthy. A possibility to prevent that is to assess ergonomic parameters during work and give feedback, so that the employees can learn and improve. Common systems for ergonomic assessments are often only snapshots and give no direct feedback. Therefore, this paper presents the user centered design process (UCDP) of a real-time feedback solution for ergonomic parameters that gives employees direct feedback by using the built in sensors of everyday-life technology like smartphones, smartwatches and activity trackers to monitor different parameters of ergonomics at work and show possible improvements. A corresponding App was developed as digital interactive prototype. The UCDP thereby featured several iterations with user studies and expert evaluations to ensure high user friendliness.

Item Type: Book Section
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Römer, Timm and Stockinger, Christopher and Bier, Lukas
Title: Evaluation of a Real-Time Feedback Solution for Ergonomic Parameters Using Smart Sensors and User Centered Design. In Marcelo Soares, Christianne Falcão, Tareq Z. Ahram (Eds.)
Language: English
Abstract:

Musculoskeletal issues are a common problem in work life. Mental issues are rising. Employees are often not aware of the ergonomic aspects of their work, not knowing when a certain action they perform is ergonomically unhealthy. A possibility to prevent that is to assess ergonomic parameters during work and give feedback, so that the employees can learn and improve. Common systems for ergonomic assessments are often only snapshots and give no direct feedback. Therefore, this paper presents the user centered design process (UCDP) of a real-time feedback solution for ergonomic parameters that gives employees direct feedback by using the built in sensors of everyday-life technology like smartphones, smartwatches and activity trackers to monitor different parameters of ergonomics at work and show possible improvements. A corresponding App was developed as digital interactive prototype. The UCDP thereby featured several iterations with user studies and expert evaluations to ensure high user friendliness.

Title of Book: Advances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability & Special Populations
Volume: vol. 486
Place of Publication: AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and System Interactions, Florida, USA
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
ISBN: 10.1007/978-3-319-41685-4_1
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomic assessment, Real time feedback, Industry 4.0, User centered design process, Monitoring of ergonomics, Limb tracking, Mental and physical workload
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Ergonomics (IAD)
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2016 07:37
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