Unit 5.1: Principles, Methods and Sofware Solutions

Study by Leonardo da Vinci

Man as the measure: mechanical bodily strain and stress (study by Leonardo da Vinci)

Unit 5.1 in Division 5 studies new technologies in the fields of accident prevention and product safety, the influence of technology on humans, and the way humans handle conventional and newer technologies. The unit works across multiple disciplines with industrial psychologists, scientists, technicians and engineers.

The focal points in the field of "new technologies" are:

  • Calculating safety related reliability of complex and conventional control technologies
  • Advising on the functional safety of controls on machines and plant equipment
  • Devising test guidelines and cooperating in the relevant standardisation bodies
  • Development of and support for the SISTEMA software application for safety-related machine controls
  • Developing methods for technical safety assessments of new technologies in the area of product safety
  • Researching and advising on new physical principles for person detection systems

The focal points in the field of "human-system interaction" and "technologies for virtual reality" are:

  • Setup and operation of the SUTAVE laboratory for the use of virtual reality for OSH purposes
  • Performance of studies in the SUTAVE laboratory and work on research projects
  • Research and consultancy on human factors in safety technology, and on its usability
  • Projects and consultancy concerning the ergonomic and informational design of machinery, installations and control rooms
  • Involvement in work relating to the bypassing of protective devices
  • Devising test guidelines and cooperating in the relevant standardisation bodies

The focal points in the field of "mechanical stresses upon the body" are:

The focal points in the field of "PPE against falls from a height" are:

  • Advising and investigating accidents in connection with PPE against falls from a height
  • Research into safety-related issues associated with the use of PPE against falls from a height, for example stresses upon the body when it is caught by such PPE, strain upon components of PPE on edges when used horizontally
  • Cooperating in researching rescue and recovery procedures using rope-supported techniques
  • Researching and advising on the use of combined PPE

More information

Contact:

Dr Michael Huelke

Division 5: Accident Prevention: Digitalisation - Technologies

Tel: +49 30 13001 3510
Fax: +49 30 13001 38001