Applied Ergonomics
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#1Daanish M. Mulla (McMaster University)H-Index: 1
#2Alison C. McDonald (McMaster University)H-Index: 3
Last. Peter J. Keir (McMaster University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Individuals can coordinate small kinematic changes at several degrees of freedom simultaneously in the presence of fatigue, leaving it unclear how overall biomechanical demands at each joint are altered. The purpose of this study was to evaluate trade-offs in joint moments between the trunk, shoulder, and elbow during repetitive upper extremity work. Participants performed four simulated workplace tasks cyclically until meeting fatigue termination criteria. Emergent fatigue-induced adap...
#1Ivan BolisH-Index: 7
Last. Laerte Idal Sznelwar (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 11
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Abstract This article presents the results of an academic research project connecting the discipline of ergonomics (and work-related issues) with the theme of sustainability. Despite the stated aim of creating value for stakeholders, including employees, companies face difficulties in introducing effective sustainability policies. The research question addressed in this article is the following: How can companies improve their decision-making processes to increase workers' wellbeing using polici...
#1Timothy L. White (ARL: United States Army Research Laboratory)H-Index: 5
#2Peter A. Hancock (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 56
Abstract This work examines how tactile cues, encoded with azimuth and distance information, compare with visual and speech cues on performance and mental workload in a target detection task. Two experiments are reported using a simulated environment in which targets were presented at varying azimuth and distance locations. In the first experiment, participants engaged targets both while stationary and while in motion using tactile, visual, or speech cues. A no cueing control was included. In th...
#1Susanna Aromaa (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 5
#2Antti Väätänen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 8
Last. Jaakko Karjalainen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Augmented reality (AR) systems are becoming common tools in industrial workplaces. However, factory workers are still concerned about whether head-mounted display (HMD)-based AR systems distract their awareness of the environment and therefore pose safety risks. The purpose of this study was to assess users' experience of real-world awareness when using an AR system. 19 study participants played a wooden block logic game in a laboratory with three different setups: real, AR and virtual ...
#1Nicole E. Werner (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 9
#2Rachel Rutkowski (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Last. Manish N. Shah (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 29
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Abstract Care transitions across healthcare settings, specifically between the emergency department (ED) and the home, are pervasive among older adults, and represent persistent healthcare quality and safety challenges. Care transitions cross multiple distinct work systems, representing a conceptual and methodological challenge for the field of Human Factors/Ergonomics - how to analyze a process that occurs across multiple work systems. As an initial step in determining how to study care transit...
#1Rachel L. Bartels (URI: University of Rhode Island)
#2Diane DiTomasso (URI: University of Rhode Island)H-Index: 1
Last. Gretchen A. Macht (URI: University of Rhode Island)H-Index: 2
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Abstract Existing literature outlines mothers' negative experiences with breast pumps, yet a gap exists of which breast pump characteristics are important to mothers. Identifying which breast pump characteristics are important to breast pumping mothers, and any variation between mothers who do or do not work outside of the home, will help identify user needs. A survey collected information on mothers' experiences with breast pumps and impressions of their characteristics. Latent Class Analysis (...
#1Natasha C. Francksen (LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)
#2Thijs Maria Anne Ackermans (LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)H-Index: 1
Last. Thomas D. O’Brien (LJMU: Liverpool John Moores University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract Stairs are associated with falls, especially when step dimensions are inconsistent. However, the mechanisms by which inconsistencies cause this higher risk are mostly theoretical. In this experimental study we quantified the effect of inconsistent rise heights on biomechanical measurements of stepping safety from younger (n = 26) and older adults (n = 33). In ascent, both groups decreased foot clearance (~9 mm) over the inconsistently higher step (F(1,56) = 48.4, p
#1Changwon Son (A&M: Texas A&M University)
#2Farzan Sasangohar (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 6
Last. Jukrin Moon (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 1
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Abstract There is a growing need for resilience in dealing with unexpected events during disasters. The purpose of this review was to summarize and synthesize the literature that examined resilience in the context of emergency management (EM). Four groups of findings were synthesized: definitions, key dimensions, technical tools, and research settings employed in the research. First, definitions of resilience, improvisation, and adaptation were summarized and critically evaluated. Second, four k...
#1Steven J. Wurzelbacher (NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)H-Index: 6
#2Michael P. LamplH-Index: 3
Last. Chih-Yu Tseng (NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)H-Index: 9
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Abstract This study evaluated the effectiveness of ergonomic interventions in material handling operations involving 33 employers and 535 employees from 2012 to 2017. Outcomes included employee-reported low back/upper extremity pain and safety incidents at baseline, every three months, and annually for up to two years. A total of 32.5% of employees completed at least one survey, while 13.6% completed all nine surveys over two years. Among highly exposed employees (who reported handling >= 50 lbs...
#1Li Li (NCSU: North Carolina State University)
#2Tara Martin (NCSU: North Carolina State University)
Last. Xu Xu (NCSU: North Carolina State University)H-Index: 12
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Abstract Real-time risk assessment for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) has been a challenging research problem. Previous methods such as using depth cameras suffered from limited visual range and wearable sensors could cause intrusiveness to the workers, both of which are less feasible for long-run on-site applications. This document examines a novel end-to-end implementation of a deep learning-based algorithm for rapid upper limb assessment (RULA). The algorithm takes normal RGB im...
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