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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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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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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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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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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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de Looze, M.P. (author), Krause, F. (author), O’Sullivan, L.W. (author)
Worldwide, a significant interest in wearable robots or exoskeletons does exist, also from an industrial background. This paper provides an overview of assistive exoskeletons that have specifically been developed for industrial purposes. It discusses their potential in increasing performance and flexibility on one hand and in reducing the...
bookPart 2017
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de Looze, M.P. (author), van Rhijn, G. (author)
Het werken met robots is gemakkelijker en gezonder als ze zijn ontworpen met de mens als uitgangspunt. De robotisering en digitalisering van arbeid voltrekt zich in rap tempo. Veel mensen maken zich zorgen om hun baan. Als bedrijven én de komende regering hier niet slim mee omgaan.
article 2017
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Krause, F. (author), van Dijk, W. (author)
Exoskeletten zijn hot. Bijna dagelijks verschijnen nieuwe artikelen in de pers en filmpjes op YouTube, onder andere over exoskeletten als oplossing voor lichamelijk zwaar werk. Hoe ver staat het nu met de ontwikkeling van deze exoskeletten? Gaan ze de werknemer straks echt helpen bij het verrichten van lichamelijk zwaar werk?www.humanfactors.nl
article 2016
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van de Ven, H.A. (author), Brouwer, S. (author), Koolhaas, W. (author), Goudswaard, A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Kecklund, G. (author), Almansa, J. (author), Bültmann, U. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author)
In this cross-sectional study associations were examined between eight shift schedule characteristics with shift-specific sleep complaints and need for recovery and generic health and performance measures. It was hypothesized that shift schedule characteristics meeting ergonomic recommendations are associated with better sleep, need for recovery...
article 2016
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van de Ven, H.A. (author), van der Klink, J.J.L. (author), Vetter, C. (author), Roenneberg, T. (author), Gordijn, M. (author), Koolhaas, W. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Brouwer, S. (author), Bültmann, U. (author)
This study examined associations of chronotype and age with shift-specific assessments of main sleep duration, sleep quality and need for recovery in a cross-sectional study among N = 261 industrial shift workers (96.6% male). Logistic regression analyses were used, adjusted for gender, lifestyle, health, nap behaviour, season of assessment and...
article 2016
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de Looze, M.P. (author)
public lecture 2016
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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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Verneau, M. (author), van der Kamp, J. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Savelsbergh, G.J.P. (author)
We examined the effects of age on automatic and voluntary motor adjustments in pointing tasks. To this end, young (20–25 years) and middle-aged adults (48–62 years) were instructed to point at a target that could unexpectedly change its location (to the left or right) or its color (to green or red) during the movement. In the location change...
article 2016
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de Looze, M. (author), de Jong, T. (author)
Door robotisering verandert de werkinhoud en de arbeidsbelasting van veel beroepen. Hoe kan HR hierop anticiperen? Over mensgericht robotiseren.
article 2016
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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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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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