Multitask Analysis of Whole Body Working Postures by TACOs: Criteria and Tools

  • Marco TassoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 820)


Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are very common in different professional profiles due to the awkward postures maintained during their work.

TACOs (Timing Assessment Computerized Strategy) method enables to assess this risk starting from work organizational study to identify the various tasks making up the job and it offers criteria for calculating scores even in highly complex scenarios where individuals perform multiple tasks sometimes over cycles lasting longer than one day (weekly, monthly, yearly).


Biomechanical overload Risk assessment Occupational awkward postures TACOs method Musculoskeletal disorders Multitask analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EPM International Ergonomics SchoolMilanItaly

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