Ergonomic assessment of hospital bed moving using DHM Siemens JACK

Paul, Gunther & Quintero-Duran, Marisol (2015) Ergonomic assessment of hospital bed moving using DHM Siemens JACK. In Lindgaard, Gitte & Moore, Dave (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, International Ergonomics Association, Melbourne, Vic.

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Abstract

While the indirect and direct cost of occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) causes a significant burden on the health system, lower back pain (LBP) is associated with a significant portion of MSD. In Australia, the highest prevalence of MSD exists for health care workers, such as nurses. The digital human model (DHM) Siemens JACK was used to investigate if hospital bed pushing, a simple task and hazard that is commonly associated with LBP, can be simulated and ergonomically assessed in a virtual environment. It was found that while JACK has implemented a range of common physical work assessment methods, the simulation of dynamic bed pushing remains a challenge due to the complex interface between the floor and wheels, which can only be insufficiently modelle

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ID Code: 86239
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Digital Human Modelling, Ergonomics, JACK, Workload Assessment, Hospital Bed Pushing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > HUMAN MOVEMENT AND SPORTS SCIENCE (110600) > Biomechanics (110601)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 Aug 2015 23:47
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 21:08

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