On the Development of a Time-Sensitive Ergonomics Evaluation Method
Paper in proceeding, 2007

Abstract As part of a research project with focus on ergonomics evaluation, a video-observation study of manual car assembly work was carried out. Rather than presenting the study results as hard data for further development, this paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using 'static' evaluation methods to rate and acknowledge accumulated physical load. In the study, RULA was used at five-second intervals as an unbiased discrete evaluation method with no specifically selected ‘target’ postures. The paper aims to discuss the scope of what a new time-sensitive method needs to accomplish, in order to be ready for the capabilities of dynamic human simulation.

Human Simulation

Dynamic Evaluation


Evaluation Methods


Cecilia Berlin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

39th annual conference of the Nordic Ergonomics Society NES 2007 Conference CD


Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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