Print Email Facebook Twitter Relationships of contact pressure with subjective experiences of comfort and discomfort in using hand saws Title Relationships of contact pressure with subjective experiences of comfort and discomfort in using hand saws Author Kuijt-Evers, L. Contributor Veiersted, B. (editor) Fostervold, K.I. (editor) Gould, K.S. (editor) Publication year 2005 Abstract The relationships of objective measurements (contact pressure and productivity) with subjective experienced comfort and discomfort in using hand saws was examined. Professional carpenters evaluated five different hand saws. The pressure-time integral during the static pressure measurement (beta = –0.24, p<.01) was highly related to comfort and the pressure area during static pressure measurement was highly related to local perceived discomfort (beta = 0.45, p<.01). Additionally, productivity was highly correlated to comfort (beta=0.31, p<.01) and discomfort (beta –0.49, p<.01). It was concluded that static contact pressure measurement can be used to support subjective measured comfort and discomfort. An increase of productivity can be an argument to design comfortable hand tools. Subject Work and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingComfortDiscomfortHand toolsObjective measurements To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:5ce66b31-6b46-4bd2-8a4d-a92ff214fd57 TNO identifier 526578 ISBN 8299574714 Source 37th Annual Conf. Ergonomics as a tool in Future Development and Value Creation, Nordic Ergonomics Society (NES) 10-12 October, Oslo 2005, 299-303 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.