Computer-Aided Rating of Work Load When Applying MTM

  • F. M. Kühn
  • W. Laurig
Conference paper


Users of Predetermined Motion Time-Systems like MTM are interested in more efficient human movements. They seldom consider the risk of mismatching the features of the task to the abilities of the workers and of increasing their load, and consequently the risk of creating fatigue and decreasing productivity. A pragmatic approach is proposed to derive indices of motor work load using the precise description of movements in the MTM-System. An appropriate computer-aided procedure, representing the first step towards an expert system for the ergonomic evaluation of work places, is currently tested in practice for objectifying the ergonomic evaluation of different designs of manual operations.


Manual Operation Work Place Work Load Precise Description Planning Stage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. M. Kühn
    • 1
  • W. Laurig
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für ArbeitsphysiologieUniversität DortmundDortmund 1Germany

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