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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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Bosch, T. (author), de Korte, E. (author)
Robots zijn hot en de technologische ontwikkelingen gaan zeer snel. Het vakgebied Human Factors speelt een grote rol bij het realiseren van een goede interactie tussen mens en robot voor verschillende vormen van robotisering. www.humanfactors.nl
article 2016
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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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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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van Dijk, W. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Bergman, M. (author), Schoenmakers, F. (author)
De opkomst van robots maakt het mogelijk dat mens en robot zonder veiligheidsbarrieres in dezelfde ruimte werken. Dit opent nieuwe mogelijkheden voor mens-robotsamenwerking waarbij kan worden gebruikgemaakt van ieders unieke vaardigheden. Het blijft echter een uitdaging om een effectieve samenwerking tot stand te brengen. Binnen het Raak-project...
article 2017
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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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Luger, T. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Hoozemans, M.J.M. (author), Veeger, D.H.E.J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Shoulder disorders comprise a large part of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Risk factors, such as repetitiveness and monotony, may cause muscle fatigue and be attenuated by task rotation. We investigated rotation between a dynamic box-lifting task and a relatively static pick-and-place task and aimed to determine whether (1) a high...
article 2016
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Krause, F. (author), Stadler, K.S. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this review was to provide an overview of assistive exoskeletons that have specifically been developed for industrial purposes and to assess the potential effect of these exoskeletons on reduction of physical loading on the body. The search resulted in 40 papers describing 26 different industrial exoskeletons, of which 19 were active ...
article 2016
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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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Luger, T. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Hoozemans, M. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Veeger, D. (author)
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are increasing due to industrialisation of work processes. Task variation has been suggested as potential intervention. The objectives of this study were to investigate, first, the influence of task variation on electromyographic (EMG) manifestations of shoulder muscle fatigue and discomfort; second,...
article 2015
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Luger, T. (author), Mathiassen, S.E. (author), Srinivasan, D. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
Objectives: This study investigated the extent to which controlled changes in work pace in a cyclic pick-and-place task influence upper extremity kinematics and muscle activity, and whether an effect depends on working height. Methods: Thirteen participants performed the task for 4 min at each of five work paces ranging from 8 to 12 cycles·min-1...
article 2017
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Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S. (author), Kamp, I. (author), van Veen, S.A.T. (author), Vink, P. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
New technologies have led to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Sedentary behaviour is characterised by physical inactivity and is associated with several health risks. This excessive sitting does not only take place in the office or at home, but also during daily commute. Therefore, BMW AG developed an active seating system for the back seat...
article 2015
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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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Bosch, T. (author), van Eck, J. (author), Knitel, K. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author)
Exoskeletons may form a new strategy to reduce the risk of developing low back pain in stressful jobs. In the present study we examined the potential of a so-called passive exoskeleton on muscle activity, discomfort and endurance time in prolonged forward-bended working postures.Eighteen subjects performed two tasks: a simulated assembly task...
article 2016
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Bosch, T. (author), Verploegen, K. (author), Grösser, S.N. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author)
Economically and environmentally it might be more responsible or even feasible to combine products and services to elongate product lifetime. Gispen, a major office furniture producer in the Netherlands, has embraced circular economic principles to create new business, extend product life time and improve the adaptability of their products. In...
bookPart 2017
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van Rhijn, G. (author), Bosch, T. (author)
The nature of production in the manufacturing industry is changing, and companies face large challenges. Customers expect fast delivery times, proven sustainability, flexibility, and frequent product upgrades. To stay competitive and manage rapid technological demands, a parallel, iterative and interactive development approach for product and...
bookPart 2017
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Bosch, T. (author), Könemann, R. (author), de Cock, H. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author)
In this paper, we describe an experimental study that investigated the effects of electronic work instructions and AR based instructions (projected work instructions) on productivity, product quality and human operator workload. In a simulated assembly task, projected instructions on the work spot and operator guidance picking the correct...
conference paper 2017
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Polderdijk, M. (author), Vanderfeesten, I. (author), Erasmus, J. (author), Traganos, K. (author), Bosch, T. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author), Fahland, D. (author)
Process models are schematic representations of business processes and support analysis for process redesign. A process model may be enhanced with additional information to further improve its analytical value (e.g. costs, throughput times, etc.). To support analysis of human factors in manufacturing processes, this paper introduces a new...
conference paper 2018
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Aromaa, S. (author), Leino, S.P. (author), Reyes-Lecuona, A. (author), Frangakis, N. (author), Berglund, J. (author), Bosch, T. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author), Granholm, G. (author)
The manufacturing industry needs to adapt their product-services to meet customer requirements in today’s rapidly changing markets. This paper presents how technologies can support knowledge sharing and collaboration during product-service processes. This work was part of the European Union Useit-Wisely project and summaries demonstration...
conference paper 2018
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Bosch, T. (author)
TNO heeft onlangs een operator support systeem geïntegreerd in een manuele assemblage werkplek. Dit systeem helpt bedrijven snel, flexibel en foutloos verschillende producten te assembleren door toepassing van geprojecteerde werkinstructies.
other 2017
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