Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders supported by Artificial Intelligence

Open Access
Conference Proceedings
Authors: Firdaous Sekkay

Abstract: In the industry 4.0 era, industrial production is designed to be more efficient, more flexible, and with higher quality. Besides, it is characterized by greater automation and computerization. However, in the industrial field, workers are still involved in many jobs requiring them to lift and move heavy items and other production activities that expose them to the associated risk factors for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). In physical ergonomics, studies have shown potential for preventing WMSDs through artificial intelligence (AI). In this regard, this literature review aims to establish the current state of art regarding the use of AI to reduce the risk of developing WMSDs. A literature review was carried out in two databases, and through the combination of keywords, 188 articles were found. Twenty-eight papers were retrieved and analyzed based on dimensions related to WMSDs risk factors, ergonomic criteria, and AI applications.

Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), Physical ergonomics

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1002945

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