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Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea
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Volume 21, Issue 3 - Oct 2002
Volume 21, Issue 2 - Jul 2002
Volume 21, Issue 1 - Apr 2002
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Classification of Korean Characters and Frequency of Continual Characters
Kim, Guk ; Jeong, Byeong-Yong ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 1~11
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.001
Classification of Korean characters(alphabets) and frequency data of them are studied that is essential to information process of Korean. We defined a classification of characters using the concept of `set of 2 parts` and `set of 3 parts`, and we researched frequencies about all combinations of continual two characters. These data would be important basic data to design input device of computer, for example.
Development and Application of Korean Dummy Models
Lee, Sang-Cheol ; Son, Gwon ; Kim, Seong-Jin ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 13~23
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.013
Human dummies are essential tools in the development of such products as vehicle have been actively used not only in reach and view field tests. but also in impact perception evaluations. This study attempted to obtain geometric and dynamic model body segments from Korean anthropometric data. The investigation focused on the de both human and dummy for the geometric and inertial properties. The dynamic modeli being suggested is based on rigid body dynamics using fifteen individual body segments by joins. The segments are connected at the locations representing the physical joint body so that each segment has its mass and moment of inertia. For visual three-dimensional graphic was used for easier implementation of the dumn applications. For applications, proposed Korean dummies Were used in dynamic crash and driver`s view and reach test modules were developed in virtual environment.
A Study of Trunk Muscle Fatigue and Recovery Time during Isometric Extension Tasks
Kim, Jeong-Ryong ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 25~33
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.025
The purpose of study is to investigate the relationship between the trunk muscle fatigue and recovery time during repetitive extension by using a surface electromyogram(EMG). Ten healthy subjects particioated in a simulated lifting task with five levels of recovery time and three levels of sub-maximal contraction. EMG signals of the L1(Lumbar 1st Vertebrae) and L3(Lumbar 3rd Vertebrae) level of the erector spinae muscle were recorded. and analyzed in terms of MPF(mean power frequency) parameter to quantify the level of muscle fatigue. It was found that MPF significantly (p<0.05) decreased during repetitive extension task at 50% and 75% sub-maximal contractions. Then it took minutes for the trunk muscle to recover from fatigue during 50% sub-maximal contraction. and it took five minutes during 75% sub-maximal contraction. and it took five minutes during 75% sub-maximal contraction. The recovery time estimated by the maximum force needs to be re-evaluated for the trunk muscle to fully recover from fatigue. In conclusion. the work/rest cycle needs to be studied based upon the information of muscle fatigue in order to prevent workers from musculoskeletal injuries during repetitive lifting task.
A Study of Measurement on Range of Joint Mobility for Middle-Aged Korean Adults
Yun, Hun-Yong ; Lee, Sang-Do ; Lee, Dong-Chun ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 35~46
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.035
This study was performed to determine the voluntary range of joint mobility for middle-aged Korean adults. One hundred and eighty-eight subjects(99 males and 89 females) at the age range of 40 to 60 participated for this study. Thirty body movements at various joints were conducted to measure the range of joint mobility. Subjects were grouped by Rohrer`s into four based on 25th percentile. The data were analyzed to see the differences of range of joint mobility between sexes and Rohrer`s index groups. The results of this study and previous studies were compared to see the differences of range of joint mobility due to the aging. Results of this study indicate that females are generally more flexible than males. Significant differences were found to exist in fourteen movement between sexes and in ten movements, females have larger range of joint mobility than males. There were no significant differences in range of joint mobility may have a tendency to decrease with ages. The results of this study provide important information in dynamic dimensions for middle-aged Korean and can be used to design the various and work places for the middle-aged.
A Driver Space Design of Passenger Vehicle using Forward Kinematics Model
Jeong, Seong-Jae ; Park, Min-Yong ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 47~58
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.047
This research suggested the mathematical model (forward kinematics method) to provide the reference points of driver space more easily and accurately in designing the package layout of vehicle interiors. For this purpose, the lengths of body segments of drivers and various joint angles occurred while were used. The length data between joints for the mathematical model were extracted from
as well as 95th percentile male and 5th percentile female body dimensions were utilized. In addition, the angles of body segments were applied on its diverse values within proper ranges in order to compare them each other. the mathematical model in this study was based on the concept of converting polar coordinate system to Cartesian coordinate system so that reference points of driver space were acquired in Cartesian coordinate system after using the segment lengths of drivers and the joint angles of driving postures as an input of polar coordinate system. It is expected that reference points of driver space obtained from this research are helpful to the study on package layout that is appropriate for physical characteristics of drivers.
Evaluation of Stress Response and Recovery using Biosignals and Fuzzy Theory
Seol, A-Ram ; Sin, Jae-U ; Seong, Hong-Mo ; Lee, Cheol-Gyu ; Yun, Yeong-Ro ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 59~70
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.059
This paper is about the evaluation of stress response and recovery using biosignals and fuzzy theory. We caused mental stress by means of a coin-stacking task. During the experiment, 4 kinds of biosignals, including frontalis EMG, ECG, peripheral skin temperature and skin conductance level, were acquired. Then, the degree of stress was assessed by synthetically those signals using fuzzy inference. From the fuzzy inference result, the parameters (amount of physiological change / amount of imposed stress) and (time to 25% recovery), which represent response and recovery respectively, were derived. We made a two-dimensional point graph using the response parameter as an abscissa and the recovery parameter as an ordinate for each subject.
A Study on the Pattern of Custom-Made Girdles for Obese Women
Nam, Yun-Ja ; Lee, Jun-Ok ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 71~86
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.071
This study`s purpose is to gain basic data for the factory automation of manufacturing custom-made girdles. For this study , obese women in their 30s and 40s was experimented through direct measuring and by the 3D scanner, by means of which the proportions of the subject`s body was measured. Based upon the results of this experiment, individually designed girdles were made. In order to gain the basic data for the factory automation of manufacturing custom-made girdles, the patterns and the clothing pressure and the feeling of wearing such girdles were analyzed. This study can be summarized as follows: The material properties and the designs of existing functional girdles in the market were studied thoroughly, and the subject were required to wear those existing girdles. On the basis of this result, the experimental girdles were designed and produced which could serve well the subject`s intension. The experimental girdles were of the basic long-type in order to apply to all sorts of girdles, and they were produced according to the style and pattern of the existing grading system. The second experiment was conducted by applying the subject`s body measurements. Due to the elasticity of the material, in girdles the smaller measurements were to be used in this second experiment were: 80% of waist size, 84% of the hip and 85% of the thigh. To determine the length of the girdles, the same measurements were applied. The test results of the feeling of wearing the experimental girdles showed that the second, custom-made experimental girdles were better. According to the test results of the clothing pressure, the second experimental girdles(custom-made girdles) marked the higher pressure than the first on every part of the body, especially on the hips and thighs. Thus, it can be said that the second experimental girdles are better than the first in lifting up the hips. It is expected that the design methods developed in this study can be utilized as basic resources for the factory automation system of manufacturing custom-made girdles.
A Study on the Methodology for Ergonomics Design of Naval Weapons Systems
Kim, Hong-Tae ; Lee, Jong-Gap ; Park, Jin-Hyeong ; Lee, Gwang-U ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 87~100
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.087
Ergonomic ship design aims to improve the safety and convenience of crew and passenger. Recently, ergonomic design is a key issue in the warship design, as a basis of analysing and evaluating ergonomic design and evaluation methods for warship, existing military design guidelines and navy criteria in the fields of ergonomics were surveyed. Also, the methodology including ergonomic human model was introduced. Finally, it is shown that the ergonomics evaluation of a design at the early stage of warship design can be performed using commercial ergonomics evaluation model such as Delmia`s ERGO.
Trends on Human/Robot Interface Research
Im, Chang-Ju ; Im, Chi-Hwan ;
Journal of the Ergonomics Society of Korea, volume 21, issue 2, 2002, Pages 101~111
DOI : 10.5143/JESK.2002.21.2.101
An intelligent robot, which has been developed recently, is no more a conventional robot widely known as an industrial robot. It is a computer system embedded in a machine and utilizes the machine as a medium not only for the communication between the human and the computer but also for the physical interaction among the human, the computer and their environment. Recent advances in computer technology have made it possible to create several of new types of human-computer interaction which are realized by utilizing intelligent machines. There is a continuing need for better understanding of how to design human/robot interface(HRI) to make for a more natural and efficient flow of information and feedback between robot systems and their users in both directions. In this paper, we explain the concept and the scope of HRI and review the current research trends of domestic and foreign HRL. The recommended research directions in the near future are also discussed based upon a comparative study of domestic and foreign HRI technology.