Alternate methods for assessment of vibration attenuation performance of gloves.
Dong-RG; Smutz-WP; Rakheja-S; Schopper-AW; Welcome-D; Wu-JZ
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 vibration attenuation performance of conventional and anti-vibration gloves has been widely evaluated using the method outlined in ISO-10819 (1996). Many studies have recongnized several shortcomings of the standardized method, specifically the measurement errors caused by geometric misalignments of the palm-held adaptor, and inter- and intra- subject variability (Griffin, 1997; Hewitt, 1998; Reynolds et al., 1998). Additional errors may also arise from dynamic interactions among the human hand, adaptor, handle and the electro-magnetic vibration exciter. A systematic analysis of error sources could yield alternate improved methods for assessment of anti-vibration potentials of the gloves.
Vibration; Laboratory-testing; Vibration-monitors; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Exposure-assessment; Gloves; Hand-protection
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Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Abstract
9th International Conference on Hand-Arm Vibration, June 5-8, 2001, Nancy, France