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EVALUATION OF MANUAL FORCES IN ACTIVITIES SIMULATED WITH BRAZILIAN ADULT INDIVIDUALS OF DIFFERENTS GENDER AND AGES: ASPECTS OF THE ERGONOMIC DESIGN

Grant number: 09/02125-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): October 31, 2010
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Industrial Design - Product Design
Principal researcher:Luis Carlos Paschoarelli
Grantee:Lívia Flávia de Albuquerque Campos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The ergonomic design aims to minimize problems in human/technology interface, and it is based on methodologies for evaluation of usability, which are also applied during the development of the project of product. Among the interfaces the ergonomic demand emphasizes the manuals tools, whose the lack of usability can promote the emergence of biomechanical problems, discomfort and dissatisfaction in the user. The variables of interest in this type of interface involve the torque forces, as well as gender and age. The aim of this study is the evaluation and physical analysis of torque forces, in different manual activities simulated, by groups of brazilian adult individuals, of males and females and different age groups. Will be evaluated 180 individuals (18-29 years = 30 Males and 30 Females, 30-55 years = 30 Males and 30 Females; higher 55 years = 30 Males and 30 Females), using a torque transducer and other complementary instruments to collect data. The procedures are characterized by the simulation of activities of manipulation the doorknobs of doors with different designs and the data analysis should be based on descriptive statistics, correlation and analysis of variance (ANOVA). With the results analyzed intends to understand the performance of the activities and their relationship to genders, ages and design of products.

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CAMPOS, Lívia Flávia de Albuquerque. Avaliação de forças manuais em atividades simuladas com indivíduos adultos brasileiros de diferentes gêneros e faixas etárias: aspectos do design ergonômico. -. 2010. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Arquitetura. Artes. Comunicação e Design. Bauru Artes.

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