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Document ID (ISN)112512
CIS number 12-0338
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yoo I.G., Lee J., Jung M.Y., Lee J.H.
Title Effects of wearing the wrong glove size on shoulder and forearm muscle activities during simulated assembly work
Bibliographic information Sep. 2011, Vol.49, No.5, p.575-581. Illus. 24 ref.
Internet access Effects_of_wearing_the_wrong_glove_size_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This study was performed to determine the changes in electromyography activity in the shoulder and forearm muscles when using the bare hands, well-fitting gloves and gloves that are one size smaller or one size larger for simulated assembly operations. Sixteen asymptomatic seated workers with normal hands and no obvious deformities, skin diseases, or allergies were recruited and were asked to simulate assembly operations. It was found that wearing the wrong glove size led to a decrease in forceful activation of the forearm muscle and a compensatory increase in shoulder movement. In contrast, use of the bare hands or wearing well-fitting gloves led to effective forearm muscle activation, which decreased inefficient shoulder movement. These data indicate that wearing the wrong glove size will lead to continuous inefficient use of the forearm and shoulder muscles, and result in overuse of the shoulder.
Descriptors (primary) assembly-line work; neck disorders; shoulder; muscle testing; protective gloves
Descriptors (secondary) Korea, Republic of; sitting posture; ergonomics; electromyography
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Personal protection