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ID (ISN) del documento111677
Número CIS 11-0414
ISSN - Título de la serie 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Año 2011
Número de serie
Autor(es) Cabeças J.M., Milho R.J.
Título The efforts in the forearm during the use of anti-vibration gloves in simulated work tasks
Información bibliográfica 2011, Vol.41, p.289-297. Illus. 29 ref.
Acceso Internet 11-0414.pdf [en inglés]
Resumen The objective of this study was to analyze the levels of forearm muscular contraction associated with the use of anti-vibration gloves. Two vibrating tools (multi-cutter and rotary hammer) were used in a simulated work environment. Standard operations were performed by each of the 14 subjects using the two tools. Forearm muscular efforts were measured by surface electromyography (EMG) in four muscles: flexor digitorum superficialis (FDS), flexor carpi ulnaris (FCU), extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) and extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU). For the flexor muscles (FDS and FCU), a decrease tendency in the measured EMG was observed when the operations are performed with gloves relative to the bare hand (a reduction of 5-23% in the percentage of maximum voluntary exertion (%MVE)). For the extensor muscles (ECU), a tendency toward increased muscular contraction was observed when the operations were performed with gloves (an increase of 3-20% in the %MVE). No such tendency was found in the ECRL muscle. It is concluded that anti-vibration gloves may increase forearm fatigue in the posterior forearm (ECU muscle) and decrease forearm fatigue in the FDS muscle during operations with the vibrating tools.
Descriptores (primarios) herramientas con motor portátiles; trabajo muscular; guantes antivibración
Descriptores (secundarios) contractilidad muscular; mecánica humana; electromiografía
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Ruido, audición, vibraciones
Protección individual
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos físicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Personal protection