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DYCS - the ergonomic study

DYNAMIC CONTROL STATION | DYCS - ergonomic study and medical research

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The ergonomic study behind the DYCS project

logo DYCSThe “Dynamic Project Team Brieda”, in cooperation with the Biomedical Technology Department of the University of Milan and the EPM (Research Unit-Ergonomics of the body Posture and Movement) have developed the biomechanical studies of the operator on the control station, taking measurements with sensors, positioned on the muscles under stress, during the various work operations.

This has led to a new design of the various controls and supports, reducing over 60% of the muscular stress, particularly in the lumbar area.
Less fatigue and stress provide better working efficiency and accuracy. The reduction of working stress and operator comfort have been studied and documented by a special task force of the Brieda Cabins company, combining technical measurements, medical reports and live footage of actual crane operations to provide the most comprehensive study of crane operator stress ever attempted.

Analizying method

We have used the OCRA Index Method to evaluate the risk to contract muscle-tendon pathologies with the innovative use of the joystick and push buttons.
Evaluating our system with the electromyography by positioning some electrodes on the zones interested by our research, has enabled us to scientifically investigate the muscular contractions and evaluate the stresses imposed by various working positions.
Results assessed by comparing the traditional working system of the operators with the DYCS Brieda system. The diagrams show both static and dynamic positions. The data here shown are relevant to the lumbar area, but in our medical report, we have charts for each zone concerned.

Training with the simulator

The DYCS is constantly tested into the simulator made from CenTRAlabs in cooperation with the University of Cagliari. This is a useful instrument for the operators to live the DYCS experience.

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