OpenSim as a Platform for Improving Quantitative Ergonomic Assessments

Wednesday, August 21, 3-4 pm EST

ERCWebinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of OpenSim as a modeling platform to improve ergonomic risk assessment. Dr. Merryweather will demonstrate how OpenSim agrees with other analytical methods, specifically RULA, and present scenarios where OpenSim can be used to evaluate task level risk, including how to account for worker specific risk factors (i.e. previous injury, muscle weakness and fatigue) in conjunction with other physical risk factors (i.e. posture, force, repetition, duration). Finally, a summary of some limitations and future work using OpenSim for ergonomic risk assessment will be provided.

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NIOSH supported Education and Research Centers throughout the country are pleased to present the Ergonomics Webinar Series, offering free monthly webinars on various topics on Human Factors and Ergonomics. A collaborative effort on behalf of each ERC’s Continuing Education program, our goal is to provide access to current research supported through NIOSH ERC Programs.