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Document ID (ISN)73917
CIS number 99-2028
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 1999
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Takahashi Y., Yonekawa Y., Kanada K., Maeda S.
Title A pilot study on the human body vibration induced by low frequency noise
Bibliographic information Jan. 1999, Vol.37, No.1, p.28-35. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract A measuring method was designed using a miniature accelerometer to understand the basic characteristics of human body vibration induced by low frequency noise and to evaluate the effects on health. Vibration was measured on the chest and abdomen of six male subjects exposed to pure tones in the frequency range of 20-50Hz, where the method proved to be sensitive enough to detect vibration on the body surface. The level and rate of increase with frequency of the vibration was higher on the chest than on the abdomen. This difference was considered to be due to the mechanical structure of the human body. The measured noise-induced vibration was also negatively correlated with the subject's body mass index, which suggested that the health effects of low frequency noise depend not only on the mechanical structure but also on the physical constitution of the human body. Topics: body weight; human experiments; low-frequency noise; vibration acceleration; vibration measurement; whole-body vibration.
Descriptors (primary) vibration measurement; low-frequency noise; whole-body vibration
Descriptors (secondary) vibration acceleration; body weight; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceJapan
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Vibration