The effects of vibration on psychophysical grip and push force-recall accuracy.
McDowell-TW; Wilker-SF; Dong-RG; Welcome-DE
Proceedings of the First American Conference on Human Vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia. Dong R, Krajnak K, Wirth O, Wu J, eds., Morgantown, WV: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2006 Jun; :27-28
Workers using vibrating hand tools have the potential for developing health problems associated with repeated forceful actions and exposures to hand-transmitted vibration. Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and other hand-arm system disorders have been associated with such exposures. To better assess health risks, comprehensive evaluations of these exposures must include quantitative assessments of hand-tool coupling forces; unfortunately, no standardized method for quantifying hand forces exists. Handle instrumentation may be ill-suited for some field environments. Psychophysical force-recall techniques may provide alternatives to handle instrumentation. A thorough understanding of the effects of vibration and other factors on force-recall accuracy and reliability is important before such methods are applied in risk assessments.
Vibration; Vibration-disease; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Vibration-monitors; Analytical-models; Analytical-processes; Power-tools
Dong-R; Krajnak-K; Wirth-O; Wu-J
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Proceedings of the First American Conference on Human Vibration, June 5-7, 2006