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Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration

  This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology designed for mass adoption coupled with the IoT has yielded a unique data set which may now be leveraged to gain new insights into the epidemiology of the condition and support employers in minimising operator risk. The authors illustrate how exposure risk varies across industry sector and at an inter-organisational level highlighting the concentration of risk within certain groups of in operators. This study also investigates the degree to which data from a wearable device correlates to human
physiological response, as determined by vibrotactile temporary threshold shift (TTS).

  • Type:

    Poster

  • Date:

    01 April 2019

  • Publication Status:

    Unpublished

  • Library of Congress:

    TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    620 Engineering and allied operations

  • Funders:

    SFC Scottish Funding Council

Citation

Taylor, M. (2019, April). Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology

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Keywords

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Workplace Epidemiology,

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