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.