Dynamic characteristics of the instrumented handle and adapter recommended in the ISO 10819, 1996.
Dong RG; Rakheja S; Smutz PW; Schopper AW; Caporali SA; Stone S; Bader J
9th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration, June 5-8, 2001, Nancy, France. Paris, France: Institut National de Recherche et de Securite (INRS), 2001 Jun; :1-2
The ISO-10819 (1996) recommends a design of instrumented handle and specifies a palmheld adapter for laboratory assessment of anti-vibration performance of gloves. Although these designs and test procedures have been widely used, many studies have acknowledged a relatively high degree of measurement error associated with the test fixture design. The dynamic behavior of the recommended test fixture (handle and adapter), coupled with the human hand, tends to alter the standardized vibration inputs to the glove and result in potential test errors, which have not been documented. In this study, the dynamic characteristics of the handle-adapter system are systematically investigated to identify their contribution to the potential measurement errors. An improved design of the instrumented handle was developed to reduce the potential errors.
Vibration; Vibration monitors; Laboratory testing; Gloves; Vibration exposure; Vibration effects
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Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
9th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration, June 5-8, 2001, Nancy, France