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Biomechanical Evaluation of Spinal Loading Using Farm Hand Tools and Handle Design Modifications for Haryana Male Farmers

Biomechanical Evaluation of Spinal Loading Using Farm Hand Tools and Handle Design Modifications... Manual farming tools must match the body characteristics of the workers for their safety and performance. With this objective to serve in the present study, 18 body dimensions were measured including age and mass for 200 male farmers from the five districts of Haryana. Handle design of spade and sickle was suggested following the measured body characteristics. Biomechanical study was conducted to evaluate the compression loading at L4–L5 of five subjects using newly designed spade and pre-existing spade alternately. A similar virtual environment was developed in the CATIA-V5 to examine the compression loading at L4–L5. The results obtained were compared using t test, which show a significant reduction in compression forces at L4–L5 for p < 0.05. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A Springer Journals

Biomechanical Evaluation of Spinal Loading Using Farm Hand Tools and Handle Design Modifications for Haryana Male Farmers

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © The Institution of Engineers (India) 2020
ISSN
2250-2149
eISSN
2250-2157
DOI
10.1007/s40030-020-00481-1
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Abstract

Manual farming tools must match the body characteristics of the workers for their safety and performance. With this objective to serve in the present study, 18 body dimensions were measured including age and mass for 200 male farmers from the five districts of Haryana. Handle design of spade and sickle was suggested following the measured body characteristics. Biomechanical study was conducted to evaluate the compression loading at L4–L5 of five subjects using newly designed spade and pre-existing spade alternately. A similar virtual environment was developed in the CATIA-V5 to examine the compression loading at L4–L5. The results obtained were compared using t test, which show a significant reduction in compression forces at L4–L5 for p < 0.05.

Journal

Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series ASpringer Journals

Published: Oct 31, 2020

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