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]


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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
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Supervisors: Sharifian, Ahmad
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 (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091008 Manufacturing Safety and Quality
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4014 Manufacturing engineering > 401409 Manufacturing safety and quality
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/18377

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