Nguyen, The Duy ; Bloch, Christian ; Krüger, Jörg (2016)
We present a novel approach to prevent awkward working posture by automatically assessing and optimising the work place for a given task. Our system is called the Working Posture Controller (WPC) and enables to accomplish tasks in a natural posture by adapting the pose of work piece to be processed. Unlike other approaches to prevent posture-related Musculo-skeletal Disorders (MSDs), our system...Adapting Ergonomic Assessments to Social Life Cycle Assessment
Chang, Ya-Ju ; Nguyen, The Duy ; Finkbeiner, Matthias ; Krüger, Jörg (2016)
In Social Life Cycle Assessment (SLCA), the health and safety aspect of workers is usually evaluated by considering the numbers of injuries and accidents; however, the work related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), which dominate occupational diseases, are often neglected in SLCA since the effects do not occur immediately. Thus, the MSDs lead to increased working absences and compensation costs...