Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Prevention of cumulative trauma disorders.

Authors
Richardson-WG; Marcus-BA
Source
EXOS, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts 1992 Nov; :1-96
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00213116
Abstract
The use of the GripMaster (GM) to measure the forces involved in hand functions performed on the job was investigated. The GM was designed to measure flexion/extension and radial/ulnar deviation of the wrist plus up to five finger and hand forces. In laboratory experiments the GM's force measurements were compared to a hand dynamometer and electromyograph measurement techniques; measurements of static wrist postures with the GM were compared to video analysis techniques. Force sensor reliability was tested. The GM was field tested at a lock manufacturing facility. While the GM tested in this study demonstrated a high degree of correlation with the more established techniques under certain circumstances, the calibration techniques and the ranges of force and motion measured were shown to be inadequate. The authors conclude that by extending the sensor range, improving the calibration techniques, and making the force sensing technology more robust, the GM can be a valuable tool in assessing and quantifying cumulative trauma disorder risks.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Human-factors-engineering; Cumulative-trauma-disorders
Contact
Exos, Inc 8 Blanchard RD Burlington, MA 01803
Publication Date
19921101
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
49999
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB93-188332
NTIS Price
A06
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R43-OH-02907
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
EXOS, Inc., Burlington, Massachusetts
State
MA
Performing Organization
Exos, Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts
TOP