International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
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#1Morten Wærsted (STAMI: National Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 11
#2Henrik Enquist (Lund University)H-Index: 8
Last.Kaj Bo Veiersted (STAMI: National Institute of Occupational Health)H-Index: 19
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Abstract During nine months, nineteen hairdressers every second/third month switched the use between a blow dryer with traditional design and one with a new design. The new blow dryer had the possibility to change between two opposite directed air flows. Every second/third month arm inclination angle and upper trapezius muscle activity were measured a whole workday, and during blow-drying in the laboratory. Pronounced upper arm elevation was reduced with the new blow dryer. The muscle activity o...
#1F. Ranger (UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal)
#2Steve Vezeau (UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal)H-Index: 1
Last.Monique Lortie (UQAM: Université du Québec à Montréal)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Industrial designers often take part in dimensioning activities that require anthropometric data. However, little is known about the data, tools and processes used. Hence, this study focused on documenting process. Telephone interviews were conducted with 82 industrial designers involved in the dimensioning of 4 types of objects (vehicles, furniture, tools, and sports equipment). Questions focused on data, tools employed, existing dimensioning activities and difficulties encountered. Re...
Abstract The appropriate design of tools, equipment and accessories for human body sizes, while meeting the social, cultural, economic and psychological needs of people, provides maximum benefit. This is crucial for students who spend most of their time using school furniture. The aim of the study is to investigate the mismatch between school furniture dimensions and students’ anthropometric measures. Nine anthropometric measures were taken of 225 students (68 female and 157 male) from nine depa...
#1Theo Bodin (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 8
Last.Mikael Forsman (KI: Karolinska Institutet)H-Index: 25
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Abstract Relevance to industry There is emerging evidence of musculoskeletal problems related to smartphone work and a rapid transition to mobile workplaces, where smartphones are key working tools. Aim: The study's aim was to compare muscle activity during computer work with smartphone work and to see what possible effects ergonomic recommendations for smartphone usage have on muscle activity. Methods Activity was measured bilaterally from the upper trapezius muscle and from lower arm muscles o...
#1Jongryun Roh (KITECH)H-Index: 3
#2Joonho Hyeong (KITECH)H-Index: 3
Last.Sayup Kim (KITECH)H-Index: 5
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Abstract Maintaining correct sitting posture is highly likely by simply informing seated people of their current sitting postures. Few studies have simultaneously applied load distribution measurements and sitting posture feedback to measure bodily pressure distribution. Commercialization of sitting posture monitoring systems has been difficult due to high cost. This study tested a system that measures load on the seat pan and load transferred to the backrest using four load cells installed on t...
#1Sheau-Farn Max Liang (NTUT: National Taipei University of Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Marino Menozzi (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 9
Last.Ying-Yin Rudy Huang (ETH Zurich)
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Abstract Human behavior about sliding their fingers on touch screens needs to be understood for the design of radial menus. For this purpose, data about the angles of finger sliding in performing radial pointing to eight predefined directions were collected. The optimal angle ranges and boundaries for these directions were then determined by the proposed mechanism. Consistent with previous research, results showed that the deviations of slide angles for the four diagonal directions were larger t...
Abstract In many accident reports, failure in situation awareness is mentioned as one of the immediate causes of those accidents. Accordingly, the identification of variables affecting situation awareness and their interactions are key factors in preventing accidents. This study aims to identify interactions among the most important individual, situational, and organizational variables affecting situation awareness in industrial workplaces. Using Fuzzy Delphi and Fuzzy DEMATEL methods, this stud...
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#1Łukasz Kuta (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences)H-Index: 4
#2Roman Stopa (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences)H-Index: 4
Last.Piotr Komarnicki (Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences)H-Index: 4
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Abstract Disorders in the musculoskeletal system are currently the most common illnesses reported by physical workers. This paper presents the possibility of improving safety conditions for vehicle and machine operators by the adjustment of a steering panel to their individual anthropometric features. These results can be used in the workstation-designing phase. When driving a tractor for a long time, the position of the human body influences the working comfort and can lead to disorders. To ass...
#1J Gaspar (IST: Instituto Superior Técnico)H-Index: 3
#2Ângelo P. Teixeira (IST: Instituto Superior Técnico)H-Index: 5
Last.Nina Kähler (DNV GL)H-Index: 1
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Abstract This paper proposes a human centered design process for the marine industry to support naval architects and marine engineers in the integration of human element considerations in the design of ship systems. The proposed Human Centered Design methodology derives from codes and standards, including those for equipment certification. A case study, consisting of the design of a mooring winch and control station, is developed to illustrate the proposed approach. The referred case study is se...
#1Yi-Lang Chen (MCUT: Ming Chi University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Yi Chen (NCU: National Central University)
Last.Chia-Jou Lin (MCUT: Ming Chi University of Technology)H-Index: 1
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Abstract Although numerous studies have documented back muscle flexion-relaxation phenomenon (FRP) in standing postures, few studies have examined the FRP in various seated lumbar postures and individual flexibilities. This study, therefore, recruited 18 male students and assigned to low- and high-flexibility groups (9 in each). Activation of thoracic and lumbar erector spinae (ES) and lumbosacral angles were examined while participants sat in two postures (lordosis and kyphosis) and flexed thei...
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Human factors and ergonomics
Physical therapy
Occupational safety and health