Human Factors Assessment
Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with understanding the interactions between humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies engineering principles and data analysis methods to the design of workstations, products, and systems to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.
Noraxon Human Factors & Ergonomics
Noraxon technology makes it easier to take measurements in real work environments with minimal time, less discomfort, and less expense along the way. This means that Ergonomists can measure the user experience of ergonomic design in everyday work locations and routines, rather than creating a simulation in the lab. Noraxon’s unified software makes it easy for users to integrate various recording devices to fit unique applications such as: testing and researching exoskeletons, training and simulation, health/safety, Takt time reduction, workstation optimization, biomechanics/ergonomics research, quality control, and product design.
Noraxon’s multi-device software includes automated & objective ergonomics tools for standard human factors assessments including:
- NIOSH Lifting Equation
- RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment) Scoring
- REBA (Rapid Entire Body Assessment) Scoring
Using Noraxon’s multi-device software platform, users are able to simultaneously collect multiple types of biomechanical data from various hardware devices. All of the integrated devices are automatically synchronized and the easily accessible data allows for a quick but comprehensive understanding of how the human body is moving and what the contributing factors are. Our unified software makes it easy for users to integrate a variety of recording devices to fit any budget or unique application.
Customize your ergonomics setup with any combination of
Noraxon products to fit your specific measurement needs:
Customizable Reports for Ergonomics & Human Factors.
Noraxon provides users with customizable reports to highlight the key results of data collection in a quick and efficient way.
Ergonomics & Human Factors Support Content
This prerecorded webinar explores the use of Noraxon technology for human factors assessment.
Click below to view the Ergonomics brochure to learn more about Noraxon’s human factors assessment.
NIOSH Lifting Equation
The Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation is a tool for assessing the physical risks associated with material handling tasks and determining safe lifting guidelines.
Object position and asymmetry signals are calculated based on full-body motion capture and user-defined settings to determine the Recommended Weight Limit, Lifting Index, and other NIOSH Lifting Equation outputs.
The Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) is a tool for scoring the musculoskeletal risk factors associated with body posture, force exertion, movement conditions, repetition, and coupling during a job task. Component and composite REBA scores are calculated based on full-body motion capture and user-defined settings to provide actionable feedback on the risk exposure to work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
The Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) is a tool for scoring the ergonomic risk factors associated with the biomechanical and postural load requirements of job tasks on the neck, trunk and upper extremities. Component and composite RULA scores are calculated based on full-body motion capture and user-defined settings to provide actionable feedback on the risk exposure to work-related upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
Ergonomic Analysis of Neuromuscular Effort
Ergonomic analysis of a welder’s neuromuscular activity using Noraxon EMG sensors.
Ergonomic Evaluation of a Person Typing
Ergonomic analysis of an employee’s chair while typing on a computer using Noraxon 3D Motion Capture.
Ergonomic Comparison of Material Handling
Ergonomic comparison of a material handler’s form using Noraxon 3D Motion Capture.