Hand tool ergonomics - Past and present

T. Armstrong, David J. Cochran, Peter A. Bleed, Jia Hua Lin, Andris Freivalds, Robert G. Radwin, David M. Rempel

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Abstract

Hand tools are used in nearly all occupations and industries. Modern tools have been enhanced with advance materials, external power and electronics. Some tools no longer have a mechanical connection between the hand and the work object, e.g., joysticks, computer mice and hand controls used for robotic surgery hand tools. Still it is widely recognized that tools must fit the user and task to achieve best possible performance. Failure to consider the user and task can result in acute or chronic injuries. Examination of tools from different applications and from different times offers many important lessons for tools designers and users. Panelist in this session will use historical and contemporary examples, models and standards recommendations for selection and design of tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010
Pages1145-1148
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2010Oct 1 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period9/27/1010/1/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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    Armstrong, T., Cochran, D. J., Bleed, P. A., Lin, J. H., Freivalds, A., Radwin, R. G., & Rempel, D. M. (2010). Hand tool ergonomics - Past and present. In 54th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 2010, HFES 2010 (pp. 1145-1148). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2). https://doi.org/10.1518/107118110X12829369834041