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Kermavnar, T. (author), de Vries, A.W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
This study is an updated systematic review of papers published in the last 5 years on industrial back-support exoskeletons. The research questions were aimed at addressing the recent findings regarding objective (e.g. body loading, user performance) and subjective evaluations (e.g. user satisfaction), potential side effects, and methodological...
article 2021
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Pupa, A. (author), van Dijk, W. (author), Secchi, C. (author)
In collaborative robotic applications, human and robot have to work together during a whole shift for executing a sequence of jobs. The performance of the human robot team can be enhanced by scheduling the right tasks to the human and the robot. The scheduling should consider the task execution constraints, the variability in the task execution...
article 2021
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Gjengedal, R.G.H. (author), Reme, S.E. (author), Osnes, K. (author), Lagerveld, S. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Sandin, K. (author), Berge, T. (author), Hjemdal, O. (author)
BACKGROUND: Common mental disorders (CMD) are leading causes of sickness absence. Treatments for CMD that both reduce symptoms and support work participation urgently need to be developed. OBJECTIVE: Determine the potential effects of work-focused therapy combining work interventions with either meta cognitive therapy or cognitive behavioural...
article 2020
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Pot, F. (author), Totterdill, P. (author), Dhondt, S. (author)
The implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights could be enhanced by stimulating workplace innovation. There is a reciprocal relationship between job quality and innovation capacity as well as between job quality and labour productivity. Whether these relationships are positive (higher job quality, more innovation capacity, higher...
article 2020
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Kingma, I. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
Low-back pain is the number one cause of disability in the world, with mechanical loading as one of the major risk factors. Exoskeletons have been introduced in the workplace to reduce low back loading. During static forward bending, exoskeletons have been shown to reduce back muscle activity by 10% to 40%. However, effects during dynamic...
article 2020
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Preenen, P.T.Y. (author), Dorenbosch, L. (author), Plantinga, E. (author), Dhondt, S. (author)
This study examines and theorizes the effects of task challenge on skill utilization, affective wellbeing and intrapreneurial behaviour among civil servants through a real-life challenging assignment, which was part of a unique Dutch and Flemish bottom-up organized event called ‘Train Your Colleague’. Results of a short-term longitudinal study...
article 2019
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Huijs, J.J.J.M. (author)
In bijna ieder bedrijf werken ze: medewerkers die geestelijk zijn afgehaakt. TNO-wetenschapper Jenny Huijs deed onderzoek naar dit 'mental pensioen' en de manieren om werkplezier en productiviteit te verbeteren. Soms kan roulerend voorzitterschap in vergaderingen al een verschil maken.
article 2019
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Dessers, E. (author), Dhondt, S. (author), Ramioul, M. (author), de Schutter, J. (author), Pintelon, L. (author), Decré, W. (author), van Bockhaven, W. (author), Coreynen, W. (author), de Looze, M. (author), van Hootegem, G. (author)
The manufacturing industry is increasingly regarded as an essential ingredient of an ecosystem of production of goods and services. Key enabling technologies are considered to be the motors behind the ongoing digital transformation of industry. Given that there are still a number of open questions that need to be addressed in order to develop...
article 2019
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Koopman, A.S. (author), Kingma, I. (author), Faber, G.S. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), van Dieën, J.H. (author)
With mechanical loading as the main risk factor for LBP in mind, exoskeletons are designed to reduce the load on the back by taking over a part of the required moment. The present study assessed the effect of a passive exoskeleton on back and abdominal muscle activation, hip and lumbar flexion and on the contribution of both the human and the...
article 2019
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Brenninkmeijer, V. (author), Lagerveld, S. (author), Blonk, R.W.B. (author), Schaufeli, W.B. (author), Wijngaards-de Meij, L.D.N.V. (author)
Purpose This study examined who benefits most from a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based intervention that aims to enhance return to work (RTW) among employees who are absent due to common mental disorders (CMDs) (e.g., depression, anxiety, or adjustment disorder). We researched the influence of baseline work-related self-efficacy and...
article 2019
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Boersma, M. (author), van der Torre, W. (author), Janssen, J. (author), Sanders, J. (author)
Nieuwe geavanceerde technologieën, zoals Internet of Things (IoT), robotisering, nanotechnologie en 3D-printtechnieken, doen in steeds sterkere mate hun intrede in de industrie. De verwachting is dat technische beroepen daardoor aanzienlijk gaan veranderen en dat vraagt ook om andere competenties (kennis, vaardigheden en gedrag). Er ligt een...
article 2018
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Oeij, P.R.A. (author), van Vuuren, T. (author), Dhondt, S. (author), Gaspersz, J.B.R. (author), de Vroome, E.M.M. (author)
Purpose. The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether insights into high reliability organizations (HROs) are useful for innovation management teams. HRO teams can keep failure to a minimum level due to high alertness and resilience. Project teams working on innovation management could benefit from HRO principles and thus reduce their...
article 2018
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Huysamen, K. (author), Bosch, T. (author), de Looze, M. (author), Stadler, K.S. (author), Graf, E. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a passive upper body exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, local perceived pressure and subjective usability for a static overhead task. Eight participants (4 male, 4 female) held a load (0 kg and 2 kg) three times overhead for a duration of 30 s each, both with and...
article 2018
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Vos, F. (author), van Wijk, E. (author), ten Have, K. (author)
Bij de implementatie van nieuwe technologie binnen organisaties verliest men helaas vaak de rotvan de medewerker uit het oog. Een pleidooi voor een proactieve houding en een actieve leeromgeving.
article 2018
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Huysamen, K. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Ortiz, J. (author), Toxin, S. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of an industrial exoskeleton on muscle activity, perceived musculoskeletal effort, measured and perceived contact pressure at the trunk, thighs and shoulders, and subjective usability for simple sagittal plane lifting and lowering conditions. Twelve male participants lifted and lowered a box of 7...
article 2018
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van der Torre, W. (author), Dirven, H.J. (author), van de Ven, H. (author)
In this article differences in job quality between the self-employed without staff and employees are examined. Data from the Netherlands Survey of the Self-employed and the Netherlands Working Conditions Survey conducted by TNO and Statistics Netherlands were used. Job quality was measured using the OECD framework, consisting of three dimensions...
article 2018
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Koopmans, L. (author), Damen, N. (author), Wagner, C. (author)
Objectives Many European countries face challenges in long-term care for older people, such as the growing number of older people requiring care, the increasing complexity of their health care problems, and a decreasing workforce that is inadequately prepared. Optimizing the staff and skill mix of health care teams may offer part of the solution...
article 2018
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Putnik, K. (author), Houkes, I. (author), Jansen, N. (author), Nijhuis, F. (author), Kant, IJ. (author)
With dual-income families on the increase, combining work and family obligations is a daily reality for many individuals. Unsatisfactory combinations of work and home duties can result in various unfavourable individual and organisational outcomes. Therefore, its proper understanding is essential in order to create adequate recommendations for...
article 2018
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Verbiest, S. (author), Koopmans, L. (author)
De laatste decennia is de flexibilisering van de arbeidsmarkt toegenomen. Het aantal vaste contracten is afgenomen en de flexibele schil is gegroeid. Zo waren er in 2003 ruim 5,7 miljoen vaste arbeidsrelaties en ruim één miljoen flexibel werkenden in Nederland. In het eerste kwartaal van 2018 bedraagt het aantal vaste arbeidsrelaties 5,3 miljoen...
article 2018
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Abma, F.I. (author), Bultmann, U. (author), Amick III, B.C. (author), Arends, I. (author), Dorland, P.A. (author), Flach, P.A. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), van de Ven, H.A. (author), Bjørner, J.B. (author)
Objective The Work Role Functioning Questionnaire v2.0 (WRFQ) is an outcome measure linking a persons’ health to the ability to meet work demands in the twenty-first century. We aimed to examine the construct validity of the WRFQ in a heterogeneous set of working samples in the Netherlands with mixed clinical conditions and job types to evaluate...
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