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Development and evaluation of a microprocessor-based ergonomic dosimeter for evaluating carpentry tasks.

Authors
Bhattacharya-A; Warren-J; Teuschler-J; Dimov-M; Medvedovic-M; Lemasters-G
Source
Appl Ergon 1999 Dec; 30(6):543-553
NIOSHTIC No.
20032908
Abstract
This portable and self-contained lightweight microprocessor based Ergonomic Dosimeter is designed to collect continuously postural angles of the torso and the upper arm in the sagittal plane and the number of kneeling activities. Up to 4h of task performance data can be stored in a non-volatile memory of the dosimeter, which can then be downloaded to a lap-top computer. The portable dosimeter was tested for test-retest reliability, compared with posture data obtained with a computer-based video analysis system and evaluated at a carpenter's apprentices school and at a construction site. The dosimeter was shown to be suitable for collecting posture and kneeling data for a prolonged period at construction sites.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Posture; Musculoskeletal-system; Computer-equipment; Computer-models; Construction-workers; Physical-stress; Muscle-stress; Muscle-function; Skeletal-stress; Skeletal-system; Skeletal-movement
Contact
A. Bhattacharya, Biomechanics-Ergonomics Research Lab, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA
CODEN
AERGBW
Publication Date
19991201
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
bhattat@uc.edu
Funding Amount
664057
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Construction
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-506171
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0003-6870
Source Name
Applied Ergonomics
State
OH
Performing Organization
University of Cincinnati
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