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The tolerance of subjective discomfort induced by pressure applied to the forearm.

Authors
Stobbe-TJ
Source
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1975 Mar; :1-71
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00049761
Abstract
A study was conducted to determine the ability of the forearm to support weight, according to the psychophysical effect of pressure on the human forearm. The study was carried out in conjunction with research on a forearm supported tool. The results indicate that males tolerate pressure induced discomfort longer than females, pressure applied close to the elbow is tolerated longer than pressure applied closer to the wrist, and tolerance decrease rapidly as pressure increases. Based upon the results, recommendations are made for both future tool design and additional research.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Comfort-zones; Human-factors-engineering; Work-measurement; Fatigue; Power-tools; Sex-factors; Endurance-tests; Ergonomics; Physiological-factors; Psychological-factors
Contact
Industrial Engineering University of Michigan 2260 G G Brown University Ann Arbor, Mich 48105
Publication Date
19750301
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
1451564
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1975
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-115114
NTIS Price
A05
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00161
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
State
MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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