EEPP: Features

Features for Version 2.0.5 (Released June, 2004)

Version 2.0.5 added an improved help file content and operation. An issue that sometimes caused the wrong description to be displayed when “More Info” was clicked in the Task Edit dialog box was fixed. The calculated energy element values were not altered.

Features for Version 2.0.4 (Released February, 2004)

Version 2.0.4 fixed a system dll file error. The calculated energy element values were not altered.

Features for Version 2.0.3 (Released December, 2003)

Version 2.0.3 included several changes, improvements, and corrections as listed. The calculated energy element values were not altered.

  1. License acceptance and registration number entry have been added to simplify procurement and distribution.
  2. A demo mode has been created to allow prospective licensees to test the program. The program can now be downloaded from this website.
  3. Corrected a problem which would occur if a quotation mark was specified in a comment.
  4. Corrected a problem which would occur if a distance or other task parameter greater than 999 was entered.
  5. Improved Tab orders in all dialog windows. Improved right-click support. Improved cut/copy/paste.

Features for Version 2.0.2 (Released August, 2002)

Version 2.0.2 increased the maximum repetition rate of an element to from 999 to 9999. The calculated energy element values were not altered.

Features for Version 2.0.1 (Released October, 2001)

Version 2.0.1 fixed a minor bug discovered after the release of version 2.0. The calculated energy element values were not altered.

Features for Version 2.0 (Released October, 2001)

Version 2.0 of the EEPP included many new features designed to improve the user interface and make the program easier to use. Significant changes for those familiar with version 1.0 of the EEPP included:

  1. The program was updated to a 32 bit application which runs under Windows 95, 98, ME, NT or 2000.
  2. The program was expanded to estimate the energy to perform a job having multiple tasks, as in job rotation, or to include rest and lunch breaks in the shift average.

Program Inputs

  • Subject’s gender and weight
  • List of activity elements (e.g. lift, push, carry)
  • Parameters specific to activity elements (e.g. frequency, weight of load, distance carried)

Program Outputs

  • Listing of activity elements with their corresponding energy expenditure
  • Calculation of the total energy expenditure rate for the job in Kcal/minute or METS
  • Data can be viewed on screen, printed, or written to a file for later recall or for inclusion in a report.

Individual tasks available for job analysis

Posture Tasks:

  • Standing
  • Standing bent
  • Sitting

Incremental Tasks:

  • Lifts or lowers:
    • Stoop – knees straight, back bent
    • Squat – knees bent, back straight
    • Semisquat – knees and back bent
    • Arm lift – Hands above 32 inches
    • One handed – Hands above 32 inches
  • Walks:
    • Level surface
    • Inclined surface
  • Carries or holds:
    • Arms length at sides
    • Against waist at sides
  • Pushes or pulls:
    • Horizontal direction
    • Forward direction
    • Inertial Load – Forward/Backward
    • Inertial Load – Sideways
  • Hand work – General:
    • Light (writing)
    • Heavy (gear assembly)
  • Arm work – Lateral:
    • 180 degrees – one or both hands
    • 90 degrees – standing
    • 90 degrees – sitting one or both hands
    • 180 degrees – inertial load
    • 90 degrees – inertial load
  • Arm work – Horizontal:
    • Standing
    • Sitting
  • Arm work – General:
    • Light one hand (filing metal)
    • Light both hands (planing wood)
    • Heavy one hand (hammering nails)
    • Heavy both hands (upholstering)
    • Inertial loads