Title

Expert Systems Approach in Ergonomics

Abstract

This paper will provide the essential information for understanding expert systems and their application in the field of ergonomics. This will be achieved by defining expert systems and their components. These components include a knowledge base, an inference mechanism, an explanation component, a user interface, and an acquisition component. A brief look into the history of expert systems will provide the essential background for understanding the guidelines for current application areas. With a better understanding of expert systems, the current application of expert systems in ergonomics can be examined. Actual examples such as ERGON-EXPERT, ALFIE, LIFTAN, An Expert System for Heat Stress Analysis, An Expert System for Work Stress Analysis, and the ERGONOMIST, A Workplace Design Expert System will be discussed. The reasons for and against the development of these expert systems in ergonomics will be identified. Recommendations on whether expert system development in ergonomics should be continued will be presented.

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Graduation Date

1990

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Lee, Chin H.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Industrial Engineering and Management Systems

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

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