Prevention of Work: Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Using Smart Workwear – The Smart Workwear Consortium
Paper in proceeding, 2019

Adverse work-related physical exposures such as repetitive movements and awkward postures have negative health effects and lead to large financial costs. To address these problems, a multi-disciplinary consortium was formed with the aim of developing an ambulatory system for recording and analyzing risks for musculoskeletal disorders utilizing textile integrated sensors as part of the regular workwear. This paper presents the consortium, the Smart Workwear System, and a case study illustrating its potential to decrease adverse biomechanical exposure by promoting improved work technique.

Smart textiles



Human-Systems integration

Musculoskeletal disorders

Human factors

Work technique


Carl Mikael Lind

Karolinska Institutet

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Leif Sandsjö

University of Borås

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Design and Human Factors

Nafise Mahdavian

University of Skövde

Dan Högberg

University of Skövde

Lars Hanson

University of Skövde

Scania CV AB

Jose Antonio Diaz Olivares

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Liyun Yang

Karolinska Institutet

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Mikael Forsman

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Karolinska Institutet

Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

21945357 (ISSN) 2194-5365 (eISSN)

Vol. 876 477-483
9783030020521 (ISBN)

1st International Conference on Human Systems Engineering and Design: Future Trends and Applications, IHSED 2018
Reims, France,

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified

Embedded Systems

Environmental Health and Occupational Health



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