EVALUATION OF RESPONSES TO BROAD-BAND WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION

The experiment was aimed at investigating the human response to different modes, frequencies and intensities of whole-body vibration (WBV), in order to check the evaluation procedures currently recommended. Six male seated subjects were exposed to sinusoidal (SIN) and octave-band-wide vibration (OWV) in the z axis with the frequencies or center frequencies, respectively, of 2, 4, 8 and 16 Hz at two intensity levels (except for 2 Hz), in accordance with the frequency weighting of ISO 2631. Subjective judgments of the severity of WBV, annoyance and the ability to control a constant sitting posture were obtained along with the bioelectrical activity of trunk muscles, transmissibility and impedance. An integral assessment of the exposures was rendered possible by the complex evaluation of different human responses. The results clearly speak in favor of the weighting procedure. The superiority of the weighting procedure suggests lower limits for broad-band vibration than those recommended at present.

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  • Authors:
    • Meister, A
    • Brauer, D
    • Kurerov, N N
    • Metz, A-M
    • Mucke, R
    • Rothe, R
    • Seidel, H
    • Starozuk, I A
    • Suvorov, G A
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

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  • Accession Number: 00392817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM