This Is AuburnElectronic Theses and Dissertations

The Design and Development of a Framework to support Ergonomics Professionals and General Users




Asogwa, Onyinye

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Computer Science and Software Engineering


Poor ergonomics in many industries expose workers to risk. Improving the productivity of an organization is as important as the welfare of the employees that work hard to achieve the results. We are in a digital world where advanced learning systems can be developed to provide better risk assessment in these working environments. The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Toolkit is a compilation, which comprises 19 ergonomic assessment tools. This Toolkit was created so that users in ergonomics industries can analyze task for a variety of ergonomic risk factors. Unfortunately, it is less engaging and tedious because most of the tools are still paper-based. The purpose of this research is to transform the already existing information into an application based on user interface design principles to increase user experience, flow, usability, and user interaction. Therefore, the ergonomic specialist and general users can be assisted in selecting the best tool for risk assessment based on a given scenario.