Ergonomic Analysis of Driver Posture of an E-Rickshaw

Imran Aslam
2019 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
The aim of this paper is to find the ergonomic risk related to Indian e-rickshaw and do the needed changes and improvements for the development of a new design of the e-rickshaw which ergonomically useful for its drivers. The ergonomic risk is calculated by analyzing the different postures gained by the drivers. The tool used for this purpose is RULA (rapid upper limb assessment). A RULA score of 6+ indicates that the changes must be done instantly. So as to minimize the related ergonomic risk
more » ... ted ergonomic risk some modifications were suggested in the design of e-rickshaw. The scores of RULA computed after making said modifications in the model generated using Solid Works and inserting mamikin by using H-CAD showed that ergonomic risk is reduced considerably. Though E-rickshaws are environment friendly but hazardous to safety measures for human life and property due to its dimensional drawbacks. This analysis will present you information regarding various postures of drivers available in E-rickshaws which will be eventually helpful for the manufactures to do research and development for the same'
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2019.6245 fatcat:ndc33tpkazhcjdjqt2y4iivnjm