alexa Relationships between subjective and objective measures in assessing postural stresses.


Industrial Engineering & Management

Author(s): Kee D, Lee I

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Abstract The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships between subjective measures of discomfort and objective measures related to the assessment of postural stresses based on literature survey. Objective measures included posture holding time, maximum holding time (MHT), torque at joints, lifting index (LI) and compressive force (CF) at L5/S1. The major relationships identified in this literature survey were the following: 1) postural discomfort linearly increased with increasing holding time, and holding force, 2) whole body discomfort was inversely linearly proportional to the MHT, 3) body-part discomfort was related to objective measures such as torque at the relevant joint, 4) discomfort was strongly linearly related to LIs and CFs, and 5) the discomfort measured with the magnitude estimation was linearly related to that measured with Borg CR10. Thus, it is thought that discomfort might be used as a measure for quantifying postural stresses. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved. This article was published in Appl Ergon and referenced in Industrial Engineering & Management

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