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What is Ergonomic Design

Handbook of Research on Ergonomics and Product Design
Design that applies ergonomic tools, such as anthropometry, and allows objects to be adapted to human capabilities and limitations.
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Ergonomic Bench to Decrease Postural Risk Level on the Task of Changing Forklift's Brake Pads: A Design Approach
Arturo Realyvásquez (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico), Guadalupe Hernández-Escobedo (Instituto Tecnológico de Tijuana, Mexico), and Aide Aracely Maldonado Macías (Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5234-5.ch002
Development of musculoskeletal disorders caused by awkward postures are present in tasks performed in small companies. Consequently, this chapter evaluates the postural risk level associated to the task of changing brake pads of a forklift, and proposes the design and the implementation of an ergonomic bench that helps to reduce this level of postural risk. As methods, postural risk level corresponding to the task was determined using REBA, whereas anthropometric analysis was developed, and axiomatic design and TRIZ methodologies were used to develop the proposed design. Results showed a REBA score of 8 (high-risk level). The final design is done of nylamid, and it contains some TRIZ principle, such as copying, extraction, and dynamicity. Respect axiomatic design, the bench meets some functional requirements, such as support the user's weight, avoid unsafety conditions, and be adjustable. With the TRIZ principles and functional requirements, this bench will help diminish postural risk level.
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