Title

Utilizing Innovative Technology to better understand Ergonomic Risks in the Semiconductor Industry

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Occupational Safety and Health

2nd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

2nd Student Major

Occupational Safety and Health

3rd Student Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Graduate

3rd Student Major

Occupational Safety and Health

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Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, PhD, AEP

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Title: Utilizing Innovative Technology to better understand Ergonomic Risks in the Semiconductor Industry

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most prevalent injuries in the workplace. Previous studies have indicated an increased risk of upper extremity and low back injuries in the semiconductor and high-tech industries. Ergonomic risk of jobs in the semiconductor and other high-tech industries have been previously assessed using discomfort surveys and Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA). Forceful exertions and poor posture are some of the primary contributors to ergonomic injuries. The purpose of this research is to develop a new method of assessing ergonomic risk by utilizing electromyography and inertial measurement units to measure muscle fatigue and poor postures.

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Utilizing Innovative Technology to better understand Ergonomic Risks in the Semiconductor Industry

Title: Utilizing Innovative Technology to better understand Ergonomic Risks in the Semiconductor Industry

Musculoskeletal disorders are one of the most prevalent injuries in the workplace. Previous studies have indicated an increased risk of upper extremity and low back injuries in the semiconductor and high-tech industries. Ergonomic risk of jobs in the semiconductor and other high-tech industries have been previously assessed using discomfort surveys and Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA). Forceful exertions and poor posture are some of the primary contributors to ergonomic injuries. The purpose of this research is to develop a new method of assessing ergonomic risk by utilizing electromyography and inertial measurement units to measure muscle fatigue and poor postures.