A biomechanical analysis for improved ergonomics in metal detector products using trajectory optimisation

Smith, B. (2010) A biomechanical analysis for improved ergonomics in metal detector products using trajectory optimisation. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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[Abstract]: Along with enabling technologies that drive function, ergonomics has become an increasingly important factor in the mechanical design of a product. This is particularly relevant to the assessment of equipment that is used over extended periods of time. In many large hand-held devices, balance is an important aspect of ergonomics and mismatched inertial properties will likely result in user discomfort and injury. Organizations have a responsibility to understand the full impact of their products whilst ensuring satisfactory performance. The focus of this study is to underpin the dynamics of human-product interaction with respect to metal detector products and to provide an analysis tool to better understand the impact of a design on the end user. This report details existing literature, the technical approach to the study, objectives, and methodologies. Presented is both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the impacts of macro-movement ergonomics (good and bad) on the end-users of metal-detector products by modelling dynamics of the human-product interaction.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2011 02:45
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: metal detectors; erogonmic performance; occupational health and safety
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091008 Manufacturing Safety and Quality
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18377

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