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Title: Ergonomic material-handling device

Abstract

A hand-held ergonomic material-handling device capable of moving heavy objects, such as large waste containers and other large objects requiring mechanical assistance. The ergonomic material-handling device can be used with neutral postures of the back, shoulders, wrists and knees, thereby reducing potential injury to the user. The device involves two key features: 1) gives the user the ability to adjust the height of the handles of the device to ergonomically fit the needs of the user's back, wrists and shoulders; and 2) has a rounded handlebar shape, as well as the size and configuration of the handles which keep the user's wrists in a neutral posture during manipulation of the device.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174989
Patent Number(s):
6779803
Application Number:
09/664,674
Assignee:
University Of California, The Regents Of
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B62 - LAND VEHICLES FOR TRAVELLING OTHERWISE THAN ON RAILS B62B - HAND-PROPELLED VEHICLES, e.g. HAND CARTS OR PERAMBULATORS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Barsnick, Lance E., Zalk, David M., Perry, Catherine M., Biggs, Terry, and Tageson, Robert E. Ergonomic material-handling device. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Barsnick, Lance E., Zalk, David M., Perry, Catherine M., Biggs, Terry, & Tageson, Robert E. Ergonomic material-handling device. United States.
Barsnick, Lance E., Zalk, David M., Perry, Catherine M., Biggs, Terry, and Tageson, Robert E. Tue . "Ergonomic material-handling device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174989.
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