Checking date: 04/12/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Design in biomechanics and ergonomy
Master in Design Engineering for Industry 5.0 (Plan: 498 - Estudio: 385)

Coordinating teacher: FUENTES DEL TORO, SERGIO

Department assigned to the subject: Mechanical Engineering Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Block I. Introduction to biomechanics: - Definition of biomechanics - Background to biomechanics - Applications of biomechanics Block II. Design of biomechanical tests: - Biomechanical testing and analysis techniques. - Biomechanical test characteristics. - Requirements and risks of biomechanical testing. - Planning a biomechanical test. Block III. Ergonomic design: - Ergonomic design concepts - Anthropometry - Interaction of elements with the human body - Ergonomic design of the workplace Block IV. Design of personalised components: - Design adapted to the user - Adjustable design - Ergonomics and disability
Learning activities and methodology
Throughout the lectures, the main contents of the subject will be presented, encouraging student participation throughout the sessions, stimulating discussion on the different topics covered. In addition, this participation will be promoted by carrying out exercises in the classroom. In order to consolidate some of the concepts of the syllabus, the classes will be supported by experimental tests, both in the computer classroom and using tools and/or different technological elements. In addition, a project will be proposed. Part of this work will be developed throughout some of the sessions of the subject and with the help of the teachers of the subject. In order to be able to use the techniques learnt in the theoretical sessions, two laboratory practicals will be carried out analysing different practical cases. The student will be informed via Aula Global of a personalised tutoring schedule, with the aim of resolving any doubts that the student may have about the contents covered in the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Bridger, R. . Introduction to Ergonomics. Taylor & Francis. 2003
  • Duane Knudson. Fundamentals of Biomechanics. Springer. 2007
  • INSHT. Ergonomía. INNSHT. 1998
Additional Bibliography
  • Aguado Jódar, X., González Montesinos, J. L., Izquierdo Redín, M., Aguado Jódar, X. . Biomecánica Fuera y Dentro Del Laboratorio. Universidad de León. 1997
  • Fung, Y. C.. Biomechanics: Mechanical Properties of Living Tissues. Springer. 2013
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