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University of Michigan Energy Expenditure Prediction Program


The Center for Ergonomics at the University of Michigan College of Engineering has developed programs for analyzing manual materials-handling tasks. These programs are in use at over 2000 U.S. and international sites by ergonomists, engineers, loss-control specialists, physical and occupational therapists, researchers, and others who evaluate and design jobs.

The Energy Expenditure Prediction Programâ„¢ (EEPP) is a software tool to estimate energy expenditure rates for materials handling tasks to help assure worker safety and health.

EEPP is based on the assumption that a job can be divided into simple tasks (activity elements) and that the average metabolic energy rate of the job can be predicted by knowing the energy expenditure of the simple tasks and the time duration of the task.

Contact Information

Diane Rice

U-M Tech Transfer
1600 Huron Pkwy, 2nd Floor
Building 520
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2590

Phone: 734-936-1572
E-mail: um-software@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Department(s)

Industrial and Operations Engineering Department

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Program Available to these Cities

Ann Arbor

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Business & Industry, Continuing & Community, Education: Higher Ed, Engineering, Health & Health Care, Information Technology, Science & Research