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Rhijn, G. (author), de Looze, M. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
The effects of two measures to increase the volume flexibility, namely the introduction of an alternating pause scheme and the elongation of the working day, were evaluated in two manufacturing companies. Both measures led to an increase in volume output of about 16% at relatively low costs. The local discomfort in the neck and shoulder region...
conference paper 2005
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Have, K.T. (author), van Rhijn, J.W. (author), Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author)
Purpose: The paper aims to present an approach to improve the organisation's productivity which is applicable in every industrial sector. The nucleus of the approach is to develop an optimal productivity strategy in an organization by the application of a uniform static model of productivity (Q4-model), covering quantity and quality aspects and...
article 2011
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van Rhijn, J.W. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Due to shorter productlife cycles in manufacturing industry there is a lot of pressure on the process of designing new work systems. Early attention for human factors would lower the costs compared to changes at a later stage. Low cost tools for workstations design could help especially small to medium sized assembly enterprises. However, these...
conference paper 2011
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Könemann, R. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
The design of a work station generally prescribes a global movement pattern of the operator, but also leaving some degrees of freedom regarding movement strategy. For a specific order picking work station, we studied the movement strategies, the underlying factors and its impact on performance. Eight subjects performed a task comprising, the...
article 2012
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), ten Have, K. (author), van Rhijn, J.W. (author), de Graaf, B. (author)
public lecture 2012
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), ten Have, K. (author), van Rhijn, J.W. (author), de Graaf, B. (author)
conference paper 2012
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de Looze, M. (author), Blok, M. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), van der Klink, J. (author)
article 2012
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), ten Have, K. (author), van Rhijn, J.W. (author), de Graaf, H.A.L.M. (author)
The article presents an approach to developing cost-effective interventions for workplace innovations for entrepreneurs who seek to enhance the productivity of an organization. The business case method is used to extend the Q4-model of productivity, which supports developing a productivity strategy in order to choose a cost-effective...
article 2012
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Huysmans, M.A. (author), Hoozemans, M.J.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dien, J.H. (author)
The authors investigated how tracking performance, submovement organization, pen pressure and muscle activity in forearm and shoulder muscles were affected by target size in a 2D tracking task performed with a pen on a digitizer tablet. Twenty-six subjects took part in an experiment, in which either a small dot or a large dot was tracked, while...
article 2012
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Koningsveld, E. (author)
Physical ergonomics deals with the physical load on the human body when performing activities like work, sports, jobs at home or dealing with products. With regard to the exposure to physical loads and its potential effects on the human body, the presented framework is helpful. In this article we explain more about the backgrounds of physical...
other 2013
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Verbiest, S. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), Kooij-de Bode, H. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Blok, M. (author)
Veel organisaties zijn om uiteenlopende redenen op zoek naar nieuwe roosters of roosteraanpassingen. Naast een vergrijzend personeelsbestand, kan het gaan om redenen als behoefte aan meerflexibiliteit in de bezetting, noodzaaktot langere openingstijden voor de klanten, of noodzaak tot kostenbesparing door een eficiëntere inzet van personeel ...
article 2013
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Verneau, M. (author), van der Kamp, J. (author), Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
The present investigation assessed the putative benefits of reducing instructions for older adults' learning of an assembly task. Young and older adults had to build a product by assembling six components. Two groups practiced following instruction methods that differed in the degree of explicit information they conveyed about the correct...
article 2014
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Luger, T. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Veeger, D. (author), de Looze, M. (author)
Task variation has been proposed to reduce shoulder fatigue resulting from repetitive hand-arm tasks. This review analyses the effect of task variation, both 'temporal (i.e. change of work-rest ratio)' and 'activity (i.e. job rotation)' variation, on physiological responses, endurance time (ET) and subjective feelings. Pubmed was searched and...
article 2014
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Koningsveld, E. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Organizational ergonomics is concerned with the optimization of socio-technical systems, including their organizational structures, policies, and processes. Relevant topics include: communication, crew resource management, work design, work systems, design of working times, teamwork, participatory design, community ergonomics, cooperative work,...
other 2014
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Verneau, M. (author), van der Kamp, J. (author), Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Study Context: It has been proposed that effects of aging are more pronounced for explicit than for implicit motor learning. The authors evaluated this claim by comparing the efficacy of explicit and implicit learning of a movement sequence in young and older adults, and by testing the resilience against fatigue and secondary tasking after...
article 2014
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van de Ven, H.A. (author), Klein Hesselink, J. (author), Bultmann, U. (author), de Boer, M.R. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), Brouwer, S. (author)
The aim of this study was to examine which individual and work-related characteristics predict work outcomes related to sustainable employment among male shift and day workers. Methods Between 1 September 2005 and 31 December 2009, data on individual and work-related characteristics of N=5640 employees of Tata Steel in the Netherlands were...
article 2014
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Perez, J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Neumann, W.P. (author)
This methodological paper presents a novel approach to predict operator's mechanical exposure and fatigue accumulation in discrete event simulations. A biomechanical model of work-cycle loading is combined with a discrete event simulation model which provides work cycle patterns over the shift resulting in a load-time trace for the entire shift....
article 2014
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Knitel, K. (author), van Eck, J. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Rugklachten zijn, na griep of verkoudheid, de tweede belangrijkste reden om te verzuimen en daarmee verantwoordelijk voor 15% van de verzuimdagen in Nederland. Ergonomische en organisatorische maatregelen kunnen deze risicofactoren verminderen. Ideaal zou een hulpmiddel zijn dat fysieke belasting op de rug vermindert en tevens flexibel is,...
article 2015
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Könemann, R. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Kingma, I. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
In this study the effects of horizontal bin locations in an order picking workstation on upper arm elevation, trunk inclination and hand use were investigated. Eight subjects moved (self-paced) light or heavy products (0.2 and 3.0 kg) from a central product bin to an inner or outer order bin (at 60 or 150 cm) on the left or right side of the...
article 2015
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Konemann, R. (author), Grooten, M. (author)
Workshop 4.
public lecture 2015
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