Smith, B. (2010) A biomechanical analysis for improved ergonomics in metal detector products using trajectory optimisation. [USQ Project]
[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|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|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 :||09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091008 Manufacturing Safety and Quality
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