An Ergonomic Analysis on the New E-Traysikel

  • Nouriet Rocel San Juan
  • Kristiana Louise AbaaEmail author
  • Daniel Jairoh Alto
  • Enrico FernandoJr.
  • Benette Custodio
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1212)


Tricycles, consisting of a motorcycle for the driver and a sidecar for passengers, are a staple of Philippine transportation. With the amount of CO2 produced by tricycles, the Department of Energy and the Asian Development Bank spearheaded the creation of the “E-Traysikels”. While being environmentally friendly, it is also important for the design to be ergonomic, thus, the study aimed to assess the fit and comfort to Filipinos of the “E-Traysikel”. Dimensions of the e-tricycle were compared to corresponding Filipino anthropometric dimensions. Postures of selected passengers and drivers were taken and assessed using Rapid Entire Body Assessment and Rapid Upper Limb Assessment. Perceived comfort when riding the e-tricycle were also gathered. Results showed multiple parts of the “E-Traysikel” are smaller than corresponding anthropometric measurements. REBA and RULA scores range from acceptable to medium risk. Recommendations were provided to increase the comfort of the “E-Traysikels” for the passengers and drivers.


E-trikes Anthropometry Postural assessment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nouriet Rocel San Juan
    • 1
  • Kristiana Louise Abaa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Jairoh Alto
    • 1
  • Enrico FernandoJr.
    • 1
  • Benette Custodio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, College of EngineeringUniversity of the PhilippinesQuezon CityPhilippines

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