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Characterization of posture, force, and repetitive motion.

Authors
Radwin-RG
Source
Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1995 Sep; :1-102
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00231887
Abstract
Methods for analyzing continuous physical stress measurements and for evaluating physical stress exposure were developed. Using continuous biomechanical data which was taken directly from electrogoniometers or force sensors, a quantitative exposure assessment strategy for physical stress associated with repetitive manual tasks was developed. Large amounts of data were reduced into a quantifiable metric that accounted for recognized musculoskeletal exposure factors, including repetitiveness, postural or forceful exertion stress, and duration. Wrist posture and work pace were each controlled. The findings of the study showed that frequency weighted filters corresponding to discomfort responses associated with controlled movements at specific frequencies and amplitudes could be developed and applied for measuring exposure to repetitive motion. Field studies were conducted at selected industrial sites and the findings proved that spectral analysis was able to quantify upper limb repetitive motion, posture, and force.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Repetitive-work; Task-performance; Work-capability; Physical-stress; Ergonomics
Contact
Industrial Engineering Univ of Wisconsin-Madison 1513 University Ave Madison, WI 53706
Publication Date
19950906
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
160578
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
PB97-105647
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-00107
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
State
WI
Performing Organization
University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
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