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The tolerance of subjective discomfort induced by pressure applied to the forearm.
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 1975 Mar; :1-71
A study was conducted to determine the ability of the forearm to support weight, according to the psychophysical effect of pressure on the human forearm. The study was carried out in conjunction with research on a forearm supported tool. The results indicate that males tolerate pressure induced discomfort longer than females, pressure applied close to the elbow is tolerated longer than pressure applied closer to the wrist, and tolerance decrease rapidly as pressure increases. Based upon the results, recommendations are made for both future tool design and additional research.
NIOSH-Grant; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Comfort-zones; Human-factors-engineering; Work-measurement; Fatigue; Power-tools; Sex-factors; Endurance-tests; Ergonomics; Physiological-factors; Psychological-factors
Industrial Engineering University of Michigan 2260 G G Brown University Ann Arbor, Mich 48105
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Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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