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Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Pradhan PL

Department of Farm Machinery and Power, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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  • Research Article   
    ERGONOMICAL EVALUATION OF MANUALLY OPERATED COCONUT DEHUSKER
    Author(s): Prajwal R*, Pradhan PL, Mohanty SK, Mishra JN and Behera D

    Ergonomical evaluation of a manual operated coconut de-husker was carried out at College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, OUAT, Bhubaneswar. Twelve anthropometric parameters like stature (cm), weight (kg), acromion height (cm), grip diameter (cm), hand length (cm), palm length (cm), palm width (cm), fore arm hand length (cm), grip strength (kgf), hand pull (kgf), leg push (kgf), muscle strength (kgf) was measured for both male and female subjects under different age, weight and height. Physiological parameters like body surface area (BSA), body mass index (BMI), HR rest, VO2 rest, HR max, VO2 max and energy expenditure rate (EER) were also studied. It was observed that the mean and standard deviation value of HR max (beats/min) is 184.33 and 3.13, VO2 max (litre/min) is 2.88 and 0.46 and energy expenditure rate (EER) (kJ/l) is 15.20 and 0.77 respectively for male subjects. .. Read More»

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