The objective of the FAST ERGO_X project was the implementation of the ERGO_X model, in an intelligent fuzzy expert system, dedicated to the ergonomic analysis of work situations. FAST ERGO_X provides support and advice to industrial engineers and occupational safety and health professionals on the ergonomic analysis of workplaces, contributing to the identification, assessment and mitigation of the risk factors present on the working activities, which are responsible for the development of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. FAST ERGO_X has the following features: assist the user in data collection, carry out the assessment of risk factors present in the workplace, provide explanations about the ergonomic analysis performed, and advise on corrective or preventive measures to apply in the workplace. The system allows direct access to the information included in the Knowledge Base, including a Good Practice repository, providing thus a source of information for experts and of training for workers and/or their representatives
Main achievements: 1. Knowledge acquisition (e.g. risk factors, attributes, recommendations) to expand the knowledge base allowing to broaden the context of application of the model. 2. National Patent nº 103446: Nunes, Isabel L. (2009) Método de Análise Ergonómica de Postos de Trabalho (Workplace Ergonomic analysis method). 3. FAST ERGO_X software.
Partners: FCT-UNL Funding organization: Autoridade para as Condições de Trabalho (PT)