Usability Study of Integrated RULA-KinectTM System for Work Posture Assessment

  • Isa Halim Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5457-8233
  • Radin Zaid Radin Umar Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Nadiah Ahmad Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Mohamad Ridzuan Jamli Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Syafiq Syed Mohamed Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Tarek Mhd Moataz Albawab Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Haziq Lim Abdullah Faculty of Information and Communications Technology, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, MALAYSIA.
  • Vinothini Padmanathan Department of Physiotherapy, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Sg. Long Campus, Jalan Sg. Long, Bandar Sg. Long, 43000 Cheras, Selangor, MALAYSIA.
Keywords: Integrated assessment system, occupational health, ergonomics, joint angle, focus group

Abstract

A good work posture is one of vital contributors to occupational health and to increase the efficiency of industrial workers. Recently, numerous research works have developed an Integrated RULA- KinectTM system for work posture assessment; however, usability of the developed system remains unknown. The objective of this study was to develop a prototype of Integrated RULA-KinectTM system. Additionally, this study performed usability testing on the Integrated RULA- KinectTM system and RULA Employee Assessment Worksheet to determine feedbacks and reactions from the potential users. A focus group session was conducted among eight potential users, which divided into 2 groups (novice and expert). The results of the focus group session revealed that both novice and expert users agreed that the Integrated RULA-KinectTM system is easy to use compared to RULA Employee Assessment Worksheet. This study concluded that the Integrated RULA-KinectTM system is able to counter some limitations of the RULA Employee Assessment Worksheet.

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Published
31-12-2018
How to Cite
Halim, I., Radin Umar, R. Z., Ahmad, N., Jamli, M. R., Syed Mohamed, M. S., Moataz Albawab, T. M., Lim Abdullah, M. H., & Padmanathan, V. (2018). Usability Study of Integrated RULA-KinectTM System for Work Posture Assessment. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10(8). Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/2849
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