A knowledge-based system for the design of manual materials handling

M. Kabuka, A. M. Genaidy, S. S. Asfour

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to develop and test an expert system for the design of new and existing repetitive manual materials handling (RMMH) tasks. For new jobs, the expert system provides recommendations on the maximum acceptable weight to be handled under a variety of worker and task variables. For existing jobs, the expert system provides possible solutions to the design of RMMH tasks if the weight handled on the job is greater than the recommended one. The expert system was implemented on an IBM PCXT personal computer. Two examples on how to utilise the expert system in designing new and existing jobs are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1988

Keywords

  • expert system
  • human performance
  • Manual handling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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