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The effects of vibration on psychophysical grip and push force-recall accuracy.

Authors
McDowell-TW; Wilker-SF; Dong-RG; Welcome-DE
Source
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
NIOSHTIC No.
20030961
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Vibration; Vibration-disease; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Vibration-monitors; Analytical-models; Analytical-processes; Power-tools
Publication Date
20060601
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Dong-R; Krajnak-K; Wirth-O; Wu-J
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Source Name
Proceedings of the First American Conference on Human Vibration, June 5-7, 2006
State
WV
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