In this paper, we present a biomechanical analysis of the upper body, which includes upper-limb, neck and trunk, during the execution of overhead industrial tasks. The analysis is based on multiple performance metrics obtained from a biomechanical analysis of the worker during the execution of a specific task, i.e. an overhead drilling task, performed at different working heights. The analysis enables a full description of human movement and internal load state during the execution of the task, thought the evaluation of joint angles, joint torques and muscle activations. A digital human model is used to simulate and replicate the worker’s task in a virtual environment. The experiments were conduced in laboratory setting, where four subjects, with different anthropometric characteristics, have performed 48 drilling tasks in two different working heights defined as low configuration and middle configuration. The results of analysis have impact on providing the best configuration of the worker within the industrial workplace and/or providing guidelines for developing assistance devices which can reduce the physical overloading acting on the worker’s body.

Biomechanical analysis of the upper body during overhead industrial tasks using electromyography and motion capture integrated with digital human models / Panariello, D.; Grazioso, S.; Caporaso, T.; Palomba, A.; Di Gironimo, G.; Lanzotti, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 1955-2513. - (2022), pp. 1-20. [10.1007/s12008-022-00862-9]

Biomechanical analysis of the upper body during overhead industrial tasks using electromyography and motion capture integrated with digital human models

Panariello D.;Grazioso S.;Caporaso T.;Palomba A.;Di Gironimo G.;Lanzotti A.
2022

Abstract

In this paper, we present a biomechanical analysis of the upper body, which includes upper-limb, neck and trunk, during the execution of overhead industrial tasks. The analysis is based on multiple performance metrics obtained from a biomechanical analysis of the worker during the execution of a specific task, i.e. an overhead drilling task, performed at different working heights. The analysis enables a full description of human movement and internal load state during the execution of the task, thought the evaluation of joint angles, joint torques and muscle activations. A digital human model is used to simulate and replicate the worker’s task in a virtual environment. The experiments were conduced in laboratory setting, where four subjects, with different anthropometric characteristics, have performed 48 drilling tasks in two different working heights defined as low configuration and middle configuration. The results of analysis have impact on providing the best configuration of the worker within the industrial workplace and/or providing guidelines for developing assistance devices which can reduce the physical overloading acting on the worker’s body.
2022
Biomechanical analysis of the upper body during overhead industrial tasks using electromyography and motion capture integrated with digital human models / Panariello, D.; Grazioso, S.; Caporaso, T.; Palomba, A.; Di Gironimo, G.; Lanzotti, A.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL ON INTERACTIVE DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING. - ISSN 1955-2513. - (2022), pp. 1-20. [10.1007/s12008-022-00862-9]
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