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Literary entry: Pierre Plantard contributes to the 1st edition of the book "DHM and Posturography"

With his expertise in the use of depth cameras in postural analysis, Pierre Plantard contributed to the 1st edition of the scientific book "DHM and Posturography". This book, published on August 23, explores the body of knowledge and the state of the art of digital human modeling, as well as its applications in ergonomics and posturography. The book provides a first glimpse into the human simulation tool industry, with detailed chapters describing posture elements, postural interactions and fields of application.

Our founder looked at the issue of integrating a technology such as depth cameras for industrial application into the field of postural analysis for ergonomics. It draws on both these years of research and field experience with industrial partners.

Link to the detailed description of the book

Occupational risk pricing AT/MP

Each year the contribution rates are determined by the CRAMIF or CARSAT services and defined by a ministerial order. Objective to enable companies to contribute (employer contribution) and protect employees.

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This contribution rate varies depending on the size of the (national workforce), the business sector (risks incurred by the employees), the loss of the institution concerned. The rate is given every year to businesses.

Each activity has a “risk code” determined by based on the main activity for the largest number of employees in the the company. 2 digits 2 letters (ex 55 3BC), 208 nomenclature risks in 9 sectors. This code should not be confused with the APE code (rather economic indicator). the risk code determines the risk incurred by the Employees.

There are 3 types of pricing:

  • Collective pricing for companies less than 20 employees. The rate is defined collectively according to the of sectoral elements
  • Individual pricing for companies 250 employees. The rate is calculated from the elements of the the establishment
  • Mixed pricing for companies between 21 and 249 employees

The purpose of the calculation method is to rely on the the company’s disaster. In this way there is now, since 2018, a a real financial impact on the contribution rate in a sense as in the the other to “reward” the efforts and actions of prevention.

Source: Conference CRAMIF Preventica 2019 Ff

Risk prevention and digital transformation

The time we hear about big data, sensors, reality Virtual… technologies infusing all sectors of activity. The prevention sector is not spared. And applications and uses are for many yet to invent. Some concrete examples of this the appropriation of new technologies through the prevention of risks at work *.

Sensors

The installation of sensors in a parking lot under terrain for example allows you to measure in time the peaks of pollution and to trigger the real-time breakings. Objective: to ensure user comfort (especially sound) and save energy. These same sensors in the the tertiary sector makes it possible to objectify the feelings of atmosphere. Visibility Live from the atmosphere to have targeted actions on the offices by example.

RFID chips and mobility

Better manage equipment, non-conformities and respond to the security obligations of people and property through RFID chips is now possible. The chips allow to better share the information, identify, tag, track and add information about the facilities and make them readily accessible to all stakeholders. Coupled with artificial intelligence, fleas can be used to retranspose models and to go more and more towards predictive maintenance in rebuilding the scenarios. Also via smartphones it is possible to to bring an interesting dimension of mobility.

Drone and AI

Making inaccessible accessible is the Mission of Drones. They offer the possibility to work on images, allow to inspect parks for facilities that are not readily accessible. In Association artificial intelligence it is possible to raise several sites and to build models to see the evolution of the structure on the a certain period of time and bring alerts when you think there is a danger for man.

Training and reality Virtual

The human aspect is important in prevention. The appearance training to anchor knowledge and good practices is Essential. It is no longer enough to bring knowledge. With reality virtual it is possible to simulate situations, site visits,… And ensure the safe learning of gestures.

Source: Conference Preventica 2019 APAVE

Which trades can be affected by KIMEA in your company?

For several months we have been talking about our solution software and its technological aspect. Its strengths for ergonomists. But did you know that ergonomists do not have the exclusive use of KIMEA. The tool can also help other trades. We're explaining this to you.

Are you a prevention technician?

During training at the future workstation, KIMEA will be interesting to learn the right gesture. It will bring a playful point of view for sometimes long courses. The impact of the images is stronger and guarantees better memorisation on the part of the employee.

Are you a work doctor?

The overall view of a post and the scores by articulation will allow you to better target the workstations on which an operator can resume his activity in the event of a contraindication or in case of return to work.

Are you a method engineer? 

KIMEA allows you to have real-time data relative to the prescribed. This will allow you to easily identify if there is a gap between the prescribed range times and the actual time. In addition, when you return each task for each workstation, you will be able to create a detailed activity diagram (time, MSDS risks, solicited joints,…)

Are you a production manager?

The tool allows you to do a mapping of workstations and to have a global vision. You will be able to make rotating loops of your collaborators who do not solicit the same joints. And compared to competing tools, we guarantee you a time saver. Indeed, without sensors or combinations, there is no need to stop the production line several minutes to start analyzing. Finally you can have a global view of your site from a physical and biomechanical point of view.


What is ergonomics?

Ergonomics is the the science of adapting work to human. it is looking for the best possible match between the physical and mental characteristics of the workers and production targets.

The ergonome analyzes the working situations with a view to transforming them to:

  • protect health of people 
  • take a turn for the better their working conditions 
  • take a turn for the better the quality and efficiency of production

To do this, the ergonomist carries out a systematic analysis of a holistic approach that takes into account all the elements that make up a working situation. This analysis is multidisciplinary and involves the knowledge of the ergonomist in various disciplines (biomechanics, psychology, Physiology, sociology, technology, etc.). The approach is also participatory because the ergonomist will question and invite the persons concerned to express their points of view of their activity. The elements collected will be integrated into the analysis Global.

But it must be before ergonomist has an approach that is “realistic” because it should be interested in the activity as it is actually exercised, and thus differences between this actual work and the one prescribed by the company.