May 27, 2020

Virtual Ergonomics Event


Why attend the Virtual Ergonomics Event?

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The Virtual Ergonomics Event is organized by Xsens and industry partners. The event will provide ergonomics specialists and enthusiasts insights on how motion capture can be used in the field of Ergonomics, Virtual Design Verification and Human Factors.

International industry leaders will present insights into the use of motion capture data to analyze and improve work-places, reduce work-related injuries and increase work efficiency.

This event allows people to join for free and offers possibilities to ask questions to industry-leading lecturers, professors, engineers, health & safety experts and product managers from forward-thinking companies such as Toyota, Italian Institute of Technology, Ergoneers, Ergocert, IMK, Scalefit, BOB Biomechanics and Xsens.

How does it work?
You can register for free for the full event using the registration link. Your registration will provide access to every session on the day.

You will receive an email confirmation link that can be used to jump in and out of each session.


May 27nd, 2020
15 min

Welcome and introduction to the Virtual Ergonomics Event

Felix Wolbert Business Develop Manager at Xsens
30 min

Ergonomics risk assessment with 3D postural analysis

Roeland Motmans Ergonomist at Delhaize
30 min

Accredited Ergonomic Certification

Marco Bordignon Technical Manager at ErgoCert
15 min

Morning Break

30 min

Real-time visualization of physical workload assessment

Frank Emrich CEO - Biomechanics & Ergonomics at Scalefit
30 min

Rethinking Human Ergonomics in Lean Manufacturing and Service Industry: Towards Collaborative Robots with Anticipatory Behaviors

Arash Ajoudani Head of HRI² Laboratory at IIT
30 min

Biomechanical analysis of motion capture data in an ergonomics context

Dr. James Shippen Principal Lecturer at BoB Biomechanics Ltd
45 min

Lunch break

30 min

Estimation of Spinal loading during manual materials handling using inertial motion capture

Sebastian Skals Ph.D. student at The National Research Centre for the Working Environment
30 min

RULA with Xsens MVN

Peter Hartman Product manager at Xsens
30 min

How Toyota uses Xsens motion capture data

Stuart Bassford Plant Engineering Safety & Ergonomics at Toyota
15 min

Afternoon break

30 min

Xsens in a Car - Example how Sensor Fusion can improve the understanding of Driver-Behaviour

Dr. Daniel Damböck Product Manager at Ergoneers
30 min

Motion Capturing as input for virtual work simulation and ergonomics assessment with ema Work Designer

Prof. Dr. Lars Fritzsche Head of Ergonomics at IMK Automotive, GmbH
15 min

Summary and close

Felix Wolbert Business Develop Manager at Xsens
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Roeland is an educated Ergonomist with a background of movement sciences. He started as a professor in ergonomics for product designers. After a transfer to the world of health and safety at work, he worked as an external consultant in ergonomics. Now he is active as an in-company ergonomist with a specialization in retail and logistics.

Technical Manager

Certified Ergonomist with over 10 years of experience. He’s in charge of supervising all the technical evaluations and certification processes carried out by ErgoCert - Ergonomics Certifying Institute (Udine, Italy), which covers a wide range of fields of application in ergonomics, both on physical and on cognitive ergonomics. He’s also responsible for R&D: in recent years, we developed several owner software, instruments and methods. Moreover, he took part in ErgoCert's accreditation process with Accredia.

CEO - Biomechanics & Ergonomics

Dr. Frank Emrich is a scientific assistant at the Institute for Biomechanics of the German Sport University Cologne and founder of Scalefit. After studying sports science, he obtained his doctor's degree in biomechanics (2000) under Prof. Brüggemann. His expertise includes occupational biomechanics, ergonomics and anthropometry in research and teaching. Dr. Emrich managing director of Scalefit.

Head of HRI² Laboratory

Arash Ajoudani is a tenured senior researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) where he leads the Human-Robot Interfaces and physical Interaction (HRI²) laboratory. He received his PhD degree in Robotics and Automation from University of Pisa and IIT in July 2014. His PhD thesis was a finalist for the Georges Giralt PhD award 2015 - best European PhD thesis in robotics.

Principal Lecturer

Dr. James Shippen is a chartered mechanical engineer with a background in the medical, automotive and defence industries specialising in biomechanics and writing analysis code for mathematical modelling and numeric simulation. With his colleague Dr. Barbara May, they founded BoB Biomechanics Ltd and developed the musculoskeletal analysis package “Biomechanics of Bodies” (BoB).

Head of Ergonomics

Lars Fritsche has a diploma in I/O Psychology at TU Dresden and did his PhD at Daimler AG and TU Dresden in Digital Ergonomics. He started as CEO at IMK automotive, Inc. (USA) and since 2012 he is Division Manager Ergonomics at IMK Automotive, GmbH where he leads 15 full-time employees for ergonomic consulting and training in the industry.

Business Develop Manager

Felix is the ergonomic business development manager for Xsens in the EMEA region. He is working with many partners in this field and therefore took up the challenge of organizing a virtual ergonomic conference on behalf of Xsens. If you have any questions regarding the conference you can approach Felix.

Product Manager

Peter Hartman obtained his Master’s degree in Biomechanical Engineering from the University of Twente in 2013. He is currently already 5 years part of the Xsens family. He started as Business Development Manager for the EMEA region and since October last year he is responsible for product management.

Ph.D. student

Sebastian Skals obtained his master's degree in Sports Technology from Aalborg University in 2015, and now works in the Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Physical Workload at The National Research Centre for the Working Environment. His doctoral research concerns the application of state-of-the-art methods for inertial motion capture and musculoskeletal modelling to estimate the dynamic loading of the lumbar spine during manual materials handling in the supermarket sector.

Plant Engineering Safety & Ergonomics

Stuart is the Ergonomics lead at Toyota Motor Europe (TME), with the responsibility of setting the pathways for all Toyota European plants. With 26 years of experience, he has a true understanding of the working challenges of a high paced, lean manufacturing company. His inventive approach to the management of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) gave rise to turn possible negatives into business gains, triggering a surge of interest in ergonomics across TME Region.

Product manager

Dr. Daniel Damböck studied Mechancial Engineering at the Technical University of Munich. After finishing his PhD at the Chair of Ergonomics (also TU Munich) he joined Ergoneers GmbH. He is working for Ergoneers GmbH for 6 years now and is responsible for Product Management and Customer Care.