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Document ID (ISN)109178
CIS number 09-178
ISSN - Serial title 0340-0131 - International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mahbub M.H., Harada N.
Title Digital blood flow and temperature responses in palmar and dorsal skin induced by short-term vibration exposure while grasping a vibratory handle
Bibliographic information July 2008, Vol.81, No.7, p.889-897. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract This study was designed to examine the responses induced by acute exposures to short-term vibration while grasping a vibratory handle, and to evaluate the importance of measurement site for such responses. Finger blood flow (FBF) and finger skin temperature (FST) were measured from the palmar (index finger) and dorsal (middle finger) regions of the right hand in eight male subjects, at rest and after gripping the handle for 15min. At the end of fifth minute during grasping of the handle, subject's hand was exposed for 5min to three vibration frequencies and to no vibration. Findings show that vibration can affect the digital circulation in both palmar and dorsal skin but in different ways. Therefore, when comparing the data of responses induced by acute exposure to hand-transmitted vibration recorded at the palmar and dorsal sides of the hand, caution is required when interpreting the results.
Descriptors (primary) vibrating tools; male workers; blood circulation; skin temperature; handles; hand-arm vibration
Descriptors (secondary) grip strength; vibration frequency; Raynaud's phenomenon; flowrate measurement; fingers; reliability; temperature measurement; hand
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Hand and portable tools