Various practice-oriented methods and procedures are used to evaluate the stress on employees at their workplaces and to derive suitable design measures from this. Often screening methods such as AAWSlight or EAWS are used. Alternatively, specific measurements of whole-body movements and/or whole-body forces in concrete application situations can be carried out, for example.
Our research group is working on further developing, digitising and validating these screening methods, adapting them to company- and context-specific requirements and integrating the assessment of mental stress into these methods.
We are constantly working to improve the measurement methods for the identification of action forces in order to design the evaluation approach for practice in the best possible way.
In recent years, we have dealt with the concepts of body-segment-related stress assessment.
Simulation methods are also increasingly included in stress assessment and work design.
The aim of the joint research project was to develop a comprehensive inventory of methods for carrying out occupational risk assessment for physical stress.
In cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH, the IAD is developing a computer-aided method inventory that enables ergonomic assessments of physical stress.
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