Investigation of human arm musculoskeletal model using aluminium pole in palm oil harvesting process

Aliff Rahman, Shahrol Mohamaddan, Noor Aliah Abdul Majid, Magdalene Andrew Munot, Mahshuri Yusuf, David Chua Sing Ngie, Baba Md Deros

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Abstract

Palm oil industry is one of the important sectors in Malaysia. The growth and development in this industry shows that Malaysia is one of the largest manufactures of palm oil in the world. However this industry does causing a lot of issues in Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) especially in Harvesting Process. In addition, some of the palm oil workers in Malaysia do not take serious consideration in ergonomics awareness for their safety and health. Most of the workers are still using manual tools such as aluminium pole which has a high potential to expose to the ergonomics risk factors. Upon that situation, these studies are focusing to identify the force reaction of arm muscle and the muscle activity throughout the movement of the worker using aluminium pole in palm oil harvesting process. Inverse Dynamic Analysis is used to investigate the modelled simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages394-399
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467377911
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2016 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 2016 Dec 42016 Dec 8

Publication series

NameIECBES 2016 - IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE-EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2016
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period16/12/416/12/8

Keywords

  • Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Instrumentation

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