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Ergonomics evaluation of user-hand tool interaction.
Work. 2016 Mar 10; 53(4):745-53.WORK

Abstract

BACKGROUND

An in-depth evaluation of user hand tool interaction aids to derive strenuous areas for redesigning.

OBJECTIVE

In this paper, we examined user perception about the hand tool features and derived features that exert an influence on human system. This nature of study aids to reduce the risk and enhance the comfort.

METHODS

Workers from six occupational groups participated in the study. Ergonomic checkpoints pertaining tool features and a general health questionnaire that included musculoskeletal discomforts, stress symptoms and general health complaints were administered to check user's interaction with hand tools.

RESULTS

Risk estimates identified varied factors such as weight of tool, improperly designed handle and sharp edges associated with workers risk to pain in upper extremities, anxiety and injury. The workers' response indicated that handle redesign and protection against sharp-edged tools are crucial for improving comfort.

CONCLUSION

The study aims to provide an approach to examine the characteristics of tools for redesign and increase user's comfort and safety.

Authors+Show Affiliations

NIFT Campus, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, Dharamsala, Mangatuparamaba, Kannur, India. National Institute of Occupational Health, India.National Institute of Occupational Health, India.National Institute of Occupational Health, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26967043

Citation

Vyas, Heer, et al. "Ergonomics Evaluation of User-hand Tool Interaction." Work (Reading, Mass.), vol. 53, no. 4, 2016, pp. 745-53.
Vyas H, Nag A, Nag P. Ergonomics evaluation of user-hand tool interaction. Work. 2016;53(4):745-53.
Vyas, H., Nag, A., & Nag, P. (2016). Ergonomics evaluation of user-hand tool interaction. Work (Reading, Mass.), 53(4), 745-53. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-162279
Vyas H, Nag A, Nag P. Ergonomics Evaluation of User-hand Tool Interaction. Work. 2016 Mar 10;53(4):745-53. PubMed PMID: 26967043.
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