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The University of Southampton
Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU)

Current PhD Projects ? Hand?transmitted Vibration

Minimising hand-arm vibration syndrome by modeling and measuring the biodynamic responses of the hand and fingers

Hand-arm vibration syndrome caused by powered tools is a well-known problem in many occupations around the world. One of the ways to reduce vibration transmitted to the hand is by using anti-vibration glove. However, it is still unclear how to effectively isolate vibration from human hand. This project investigates how vibration is transmitted to the hand and fingers by measuring and modeling the hand-arm system. It is expected that the vibration transmission to the hand and fingers will be different with changes in angle, grip/push forces and material properties. Developing a model that can predict motion of the hand-arm system could lead to manipulating the known variables to reduce vibration transmitted to the hand-arm system thus minimising the hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Khairil Anas Md Rezali (PhD Student)

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