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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3658161, 9 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3658161
Research Article

Evaluation of Materials in a Biomechanical System for Uses in Industrial Lifting Activities

1Bioengineering and Environmental Health Department, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
2Tecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
3Instituto Tecnologico de Rehabilitacion, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
4Computer Science Department, California State University, Bakersfield, CA, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Roberto L. Avitia

Received 23 September 2016; Revised 12 December 2016; Accepted 5 January 2017; Published 19 February 2017

Academic Editor: Sumin Kim

Copyright © 2017 Roberto L. Avitia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A biomechanical system is proposed for the emulation of the movement of human arm, leg, and spine movements, as an industry alternative to manage heavy operations in a manufacturing process. The Matlab® programming environment is used as a simulation tool for the analysis and validation of this proposed biomechanism. This machine would reduce the accidents due to human exposure to risky industry environments like the particular one at the host company that we are using as a model for our research. They claim that the accidents in this area alone arise to around thirty percent of the total, causing a decrease in the productivity of the company and other economic losses derived from the worker injuries and insurances.