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Document ID (ISN)108910
CIS number 08-1430
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seidel H., Hinz B., Hofmann J., Menzel G.
Title Intraspinal forces and health risk caused by whole-body vibration - Predictions for European drivers and different field conditions
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 2008, Vol.38, No.9-10, p.856-867. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract The extent of intraspinal forces under whole-body vibration (WBV) depends on several factors including multiple excitations of different body parts, stature and posture. The effects of these forces are determined by individual tolerances. Current evaluation methods with respect to health cover only part of the WBV input to the human body and do not consider all associated factors. In this study, a set of 50 finite element models was developed, based on human anatomy and adapted to different typical postures of European drivers and their anthropometric parameters. This model allowed the predicting of static and vibration-related dynamic compressive forces. It can be applied during the design process or in epidemiologic studies to predict WBV effects on drivers with different anthropometric characteristics and postures.
Descriptors (primary) whole-body vibration; drivers; body mechanics; mathematical models; spinal column
Descriptors (secondary) muscle testing; epidemiology; anthropometry; vibration transmission; reliability; design of equipment; description of technique; drivers seats
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration