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Author Strasser, H
Title Assessment of the Ergonomic Quality of Hand-Held Tools and Computer Input Devices
Imprint Amsterdam : IOS Press, 2007
©2007
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (296 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
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Series Ergonomics, Human Factors and Safety
Ergonomics, Human Factors and Safety
Note Title page -- Preface -- Contents -- A Systematic Approach for the Analysis and Ergonomic Design of Hand-Held Tools and Control Actuators - Visualized by some Real-Life Examples -- Ergonomics Evaluation, Design and Testing of Hand Tools -- A Knowledge-Based System for Utilizing Electromyographic Methods for the Measurement of Physiological Costs Associated with Operating Hand-Held Tools and Computer Input Devices -- Electromyographically Determined Muscle Strain Associated with the Direction of Manual Movements in the Horizontal Reach -- Effects of Hand Preference and Direction of Rotation on Screwdriver Torque Strength and Physiological Costs of Muscles Involved in Arm Pronation and Supination -- Muscle Strain of the Hand-Arm-Shoulder System During Typing at Conventional and Ergonomic Keyboards -- Estimated and Experienced Subjective Assessment of the Ergonomic Quality of a Keyboard -- Ergonomic Evaluation of an Armrest for Typing -- Electromyographic and Subjective Evaluation of a Wrist Rest -- Evaluation of the Ergonomic Quality of Masons' Trowels -- Assessment of the Ergonomic Quality of File Handles -- Ergonomic Quality and Design Criteria of Professional-Grade Screwdrivers -- Maximum Torque and Muscle Strain While Using Screwdrivers with Clean and Contaminated Surfaces in Bi-Directional Use -- Torque Levels, Subjective Discomfort, and Muscle Activity Associated with Four Commercially Available Screwdrivers Under Static and Dynamic Work Conditions -- The Effect of Screwdriver Handle Design and Blade Length on Muscle Activity and Torque MVC -- Product-Ergonomic Evaluation of Diagonal Cutter Handles -- Ergonomic Snap-On-Handles for a Hand-Powered Hacksaw -- Handle Design of Hedge-Clippers Assessed by Means of Electromyography and Subjective Rating -- Assessment of the Ergonomic Quality of Fire Nozzles
Ergonomics in the Rescue Service - Part 1: Strain-Oriented Evaluation of Ambulance Cots -- Ergonomics in the Rescue Service - Part 2: Subjective Evaluation of Ambulance Cots -- Authors -- Author Index
The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) is currently developing standards for Ergonomic Quality in Design (EQUID) which primarily intends to promote ergonomics principles and the adaptation of a process approach for the development of products, work systems and services. It is important to assess the ergonomic quality of products, hand-held tools and computer input devices through working processes that represent reality. Well-designed working tools can be expected to reduce or eliminate fatigue, discomfort, accidents and health problems and they can lead to improvements in productivity and quality. Furthermore, absenteeism, job turnover and training costs can positively be influenced by the working tools and the environment. Not all these short-term and long-term issues of working tools can be quantified in pragmatically oriented ergonomic research approaches. But multi-channel electromyography, which enables the measurement of the physiological costs of the muscles involved in handling tools during standardized working tests, and subjective assessments of experienced subjects enable a reliable insight in the essential ergonomic criteria of working tools and products. In this respect it is advantageous to provide a test procedure, in which working tests can be carried out alternating both with test objects and reference models
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Strasser, H. Assessment of the Ergonomic Quality of Hand-Held Tools and Computer Input Devices Amsterdam : IOS Press,c2007 9781586037888
Subject Tools -- Design and construction.;Computer input-output equipment -- Design and construction.;Human engineering
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