A comprehensive risk assessment model for work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities

Andris Freivalds, Yongku Kong, Heecheon You, Seikwon Park

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Abstract

A quantitative risk assessment model determining the likelihood of incurring work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities has been developed based on grip force and hand motion data input from an innovative 'touch glove'. This glove utilizes a commercial CyberGlove to measure hand and finger movements and UniForce pressure sensors to measure grip pressure during work. These are incorporated directly on-line to a laptop with the risk assessment model leading to a predicted incidence rate. The model explains 50% of the variance due to job stressors, with the remaining variability due to individual and psychosocial factors. These were examined in a pilot case-control retrospective epidemiological study of 97 participants, reducing the unexplained variability to almost less than 10%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages728-731
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
EventProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium' - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2000Aug 4 2000

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OtherProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/29/008/4/00

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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