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2017-10-10 - Article/Compte-rendu - Anglais - 8 page(s)

Buisseret Fabien , "Ergonomic risk assessment of developing musculoskeletal disorders in workers with the Microsoft Kinect: TRACK TMS" in BioMedical Engineering and Research, 39 , 436–439

  • Edition : Elsevier Masson, Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
  • Codes CREF : Physique théorique et mathématique (DI1210), Biomécanique (DI3118)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Physique nucléaire et subnucléaire (S824)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut de Recherche sur les Systèmes Complexes (Complexys)
  • Centres UMONS : Algèbre, Géométrie et Interactions fondamentales (AGIF)
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(Anglais) Routine ergonomic assessment of postures and gestures in the workplace are mostly conducted by visual observations, either direct or based on video recordings. Nowadays, low-cost three-dimensional cameras like Microsoft Kinect open the possibility of recording the full kinematics of workers in a non-intrusive way, providing a more precise, and reliable assessment of their motor strategies. As an illustration, we focus on a peculiar kind of workers: professional musicians (violinists), whose playing is representative of a work situation involving repeated gestures and postures that can be described as non-ergonomic. We show that the Microsoft Kinect can be efficiently used to quantify the motion performed by these musicians. Moreover, we argue that low-cost three-dimensional cameras can be a useful aid in ergonomic risk assessment of developing musculoskeletal disorders and give the example of the repetition of movements and postural items included in the OCRA checklist, whose scoring can be facilitated by such a device, as addressed in our TRACK TMS research project.