Searched for: subject:"Hand%5C+tools"
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Douwes, M. (author), de Kraker, H. (author)
To support health and safety practitioners in their obligation of risk assessment the 'Hand Arm Risk Assessment Method' (HARM) was developed. This tool can be used by any type of company for risk assessment of developing arm, neck or shoulders symptoms (pain) resulting from light manual tasks.This paper describes the development of HARM1.0. A...
article 2014
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Morel, K.P.N. (author), Eikelenberg, N.L.W. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Quality Function Deployment is proposed as an effective design method to integrate ergonomics needs and comfort into hand tool design because it explicitly addresses the translation of customer needs into engineering characteristics. A crucial step during QFD concerns the linking of engineering characteristics to customer needs in the House of...
article 2009
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
Is artisans' comfort in using hand tools a necessity or a luxury? Ergonomically well-designed hand tools, which provide comfort to the user, decrease the risk of occupational health problems and increase the job performance. Therefore, it is not a luxury, but rather a necessity that hand tools be designed with a focus on comfort, and that...
bookPart 2009
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Vink, P. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
This study investigates whether the same factors underlie comfort in using different kinds of hand tools (screwdrivers, paintbrushes and handsaws). The underlying factors of the hand tools are identified using principal components analysis. The relationships between comfort descriptors (i.e. statements in end-users' own words that are related to...
article 2007
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Huysmans, M.A. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
In the current study, the relationship between objective measurements and subjective experienced comfort and discomfort in using handsaws was examined. Twelve carpenters evaluated five different handsaws. Objective measures of contact pressure (average pressure, pressure area and pressure-time (P-t) integral) in static and dynamic conditions,...
article 2007
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Vink, P. (author), van Eijk, D.J. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The use of hand tools can lead to accidents, overexertion injuries and discomfort. So, there is certainly room for better-designed hand tools, especially hand tools that contribute to better performance. In the literature, the benefits of a participative product design approach are clearly shown. However, the effect of this approach is hardly...
article 2007
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Kuijt-Evers, L. (author)
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...
conference paper 2005
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Twisk, J. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The aim of the study was to identify predictors of comfort and discomfort in using hand tools. For this purpose, the comfort questionnaire for hand tools (CQH) was developed based on the results of a previous study. In the current study, four screwdrivers were evaluated on comfort (expected comfort at first sight and comfort after short time use...
article 2005
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Kuijt-Evers, L.F.M. (author), Groenesteijn, L. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
To design comfortable hand tools, knowledge about comfort/discomfort in using hand tools is required. We investigated which factors determine comfort/discomfort in using hand tools according to users. Therefore, descriptors of comfort/discomfort in using hand tools were collected from literature and interviews. After that, the relatedness of a...
article 2004
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Groenesteijn, L. (author), Eikhout, S.M. (author), Vink, P. (author), TNO Arbeid (author)
In installation work, the physical workload is high. Awkward postures, heavy lifting and repetitive movements are often seen. To improve aspects of the work situation, frequently used pliers were redesigned to make them suitable for more cutting tasks. In this study these multitask pliers are evaluated in comparison to the originally used pliers...
article 2004
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Eikhout, S.M. (author), Commisaris, D.A.C.M. (author), Koningsveld, E.A.P. (author)
Just because a manufacturer labels its hand tools as ergonomics doesn't guarantee that these tools actually meet ergonomic standards. Expressions like comfortable, ergonomically designed, user-friendly, anti-rsi and such often turn out to be buzzy-words meant to increase the scales of new tools. Clients appear to be reponsive to these suggested...
conference paper 2002
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Eikhout, S.M. (author), Bronkhorst, R.E. (author), van der Grinten, M.P. (author)
Paint scraping with the traditional triangular scraper is a tiring job causing hazardous forces and high wrist moments (Van Rhijn & Eikhout, 1998). As an answer to those problems the recently developed scraper has been designed with the end user in mind. This paper reviews a field study testing the new product with 20 professional painters. The...
conference paper 2001
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