Section: Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Bilateral contract with VINCI Energies
A contract has been signed with VINCI Energies for a study entitled: “Pré-étude pour la conception d'un système d'assistance aux opérateurs du bâtiment”. The objective was to carry out an ergonomic analysis of the work station for operators working in the building construction domain. Operators such as electricians or plumbers were typically concerned. They indeed have to work regularly on an elevated deck with arms above shoulders, which is a well-known cause of musculoskeletal disorders. Different solutions have been proposed and investigated. A specific exoskeleton was finally chosen and its performance and acceptability are currently evaluated by VINCI Energies. This study has been performed with the help of a student named Virginie Roupenel through an internship that was funded by CEGELEC, a partner from VINCI Energies. Remarkably, the student used the system that we developed for real time analysis of operator moves.