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Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Grapes Pinching by Using Electro-motion Scissors Designed Ergonomically
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Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Grapes Pinching by Using Electro-motion Scissors Designed Ergonomically
Chae, Hye-Seon; Kim, Sung-Cheol; Kim, Kwan-Woo; Lee, Kyung-Suk; Kim, Hoy-Cher; Park, Keun-Sang;
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Objective: The purpose of this study is to assess the reducing effect of workload on developed electro-motion scissors. Methods: To achieve this, we measured the pressure distribution, Joint angle of fingers and JSI(Job Strain Index) for electro-motion scissors and hand-operated scissor in objective assessment and surveyed the uncomfortable degree in subjective assessment. Results: As a result, The peak of pressure in the electro-motion scissors was generally lower than the hand-operated scissors. JSI and overall joint angle of fingers for the electro-motion scissors were remarkably lower than the hand-operated scissors. Also, the subjective uncomfortable degree showed that the uncomfortable point of electro-motion scissors were generally lower than the hand operated scissors. Conclusion: The impact of reducing the work load as well as distributing the pressure around the hand by using electro-motion scissors during grapes pinching was confirmed.
Grapes pinching;MSDs(musculoskeletal disorders);Electro-motion scissors;Hand pressure;JSI;Hand/Wrist posture;
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