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Ergonomic and Work Methods Optimization in a Three Dimensional Virtual Environment

Giuseppe De Sensi, Francesco Longo and Giovanni Mirabelli

Summer Computer Simulation Conference 2007 (SCSC 2007)
San Diego, California (USA), July 15-18, 2007


This paper describes a simulation study carried out to improve work methods and ergonomic issues in an assembly workstation by modifying the equipment used and analyzing workers ergonomic stress level. Modeling and Simulation is a powerful tool for studying complex systems; in this study simulation results are in the form of responses to “what-if” analysis. Such approach has allowed to test different workstation configurations and choose the best one.

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