Table of Contents
Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 518908, 10 pages
Research Article

Ergonomic Fuzzy Evaluation of Firefighting Operation Motion

Department of Industrial Design, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China

Received 27 August 2012; Revised 14 November 2012; Accepted 16 November 2012

Academic Editor: Durga Rao Karanki

Copyright © 2013 Lifang Yang 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.


The firefighting operation motion has an important impact on the safety and comfort of firefighting operation. As a judgment criterion of the firefighting efficiency, the comfort level is hard to judge in that it is completely decided by human feeling, so the comprehensive fuzzy evaluation is utilized for evaluation of comfort level. In this paper, firstly the factor and judgment set of firefighting operation comfort level are determined, and the fuzzy weight evaluation is obtained by questionnaires and analytic hierarchy process. Secondly, the joint angles of some particular motions are determined by motion capture equipment, the moment is obtained by ergonomic engineering software, and then the comprehensive comfort evaluation on firefighting operation motion is completed. Finally, the objective evaluation system of firefighting operation comfort is established.