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Human Placement for Maximum Dexterity Karim Abdel-Malek and Wei Yu
 

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Human Placement for Maximum Dexterity
Karim Abdel-Malek and Wei Yu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
Tel. (319) 335-5676
amalek@engineering.uiowa.edu
wyu@engineering.uiowa.edu
Jerry Duncan
Human Factors/Ergonomics
Deere & Company Technical Center
3300 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Tel. 309-765-3887
DuncanJerryR@JDCorp.deere.com
Placement in ergonomic design is the problem concerning the specification of the
position of a human with respect to a pre-existing work environment. In an assembly line,
for example, it is advantageous to position a worker in such a manner to maximize his/her
dexterity, minimize the person's stress on each joint, and maximize their reach. This

  

Source: Abdel-Malek, Karim - Departments of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa

 

Collections: Engineering