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International Journal of Advanced Engineering, Management and Science


Ergonomics Analysis of Blanket Lifting Technique Using Posture Evaluation Index Method in Virtual Environment

( Vol-2,Issue-5,May 2016 )

Author(s): Karleni Suyatmi Rahmah, Tri Martiana , M. Bagus Qomaruddin



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Page No: 543-547
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Keywords:

ergonomics, patient lifting, PEI, virtual environment.

Abstract:

Ergonomic analysis of blanket lifting technique using Posture Evaluation Index (PEI) Method in Virtual Environment. This research was conducted to study the ergonomic aspect of blanket/linens patient lifting technique in a virtual environment. Analysis phase was done using software Jack 6.1 which is one of ergonomic software that using digital human modeling technology. PEI was used as an approach that integrated results of three methods: lower back analysis (LBA), ovako working posture analysis (OWAS), and rapid upper limb assessment (RULA). The research objective is to analysis ergonomic aspects of blanket patient lifting process and to determine the most ergonomic posture during the patient lifting process. The ergonomic analysis only bed to bed blanket lifting process. The results show that the posture during lifting process had enough amount of risk that can injure the musculoskeletal system of the nurses. This research enriches the body of is the first research in Indonesia that applied virtual environment approach to ergonomics analysis in nursing process.

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