Workplace Design

Information about our research topic 2, Workplace Design

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The demographic change and the high number of work-related musculoskeletal conditions make an analysis of workplaces in production systems regarding the physical and psychological strain on employees more and more important.

Our research group works on numerous industrial projects for the evaluation and planning of workplaces. In the process, work systems in production, logistics and services are systematically analysed and ergonomically designed. Screening methods, measuring methods such as motion capture or electromyography as well as force measurements are used for this purpose. Additionally, the simulation and computer-aided planning of manual or semi-automated workstations is playing an increasingly important role.

reference projects

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Design of order picking stations according to ergonomic criteria

The Project aimed to create design guidelines for a goods-to-person picking station from an ergonomic point of view”

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Ergonomics in Intralogistic

The aim of this research project is therefore the integration of ergonomic aspects into planning concepts for commissioning in order to reduce the physical load while maintaining the efficiency and quality of commissioning

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Ergonomic Assistance in baggage handling

The aim of the project was to provide ergonomic support and advice to the project partner on ergonomic issues relating to the introduction of lifting aids.

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EU- Train4HCWork: Online training course on design of human-centred workplace in industry

One of the main research and innovation priorities of the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is human-centered manufacturing: ‘Human-centricity’ will be needed in factories of the future in order to increase flexibility, agility, and competitiveness

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