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Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...

Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city

Other
Taylor, M. & Dalton, A. (2017)
Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city. Scotland on Sunday
Article published on risk of nerve damage associated with poor cycling infrastructure in the City of Edinburgh. Research collaboration with Professor Chris Oliver (Edinburgh ...

Assessing the relationship between the human response to vibration in the vibrotactile threshold shift with HAV exposure determined on the subject

Conference Proceeding
Anderson, L., Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & McLaughlin, J. (2018)
Assessing the relationship between the human response to vibration in the vibrotactile threshold shift with HAV exposure determined on the subject. In The 26th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration Proceedings. , (86-100
Existing risk assessment methodologies are based on fixed tool vibration magnitude emission data (such as tool declaration data or a point in time (typically annually) tool me...

Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M. D., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes, and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...

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

Presentation / Conference
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
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 des...

Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019)
Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.28985/1906.jsc.04
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...

Strategy for setted streets: consultation response from Spokes

Other
Taylor, M. (2017)
Strategy for setted streets: consultation response from Spokes. [http://www.spokes.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/1710-CEC-Setts-consultation-FINAL-Spokes-response.pdf]. Edinburgh
Response to City of Edinburgh Council consultation on the the use of setted cobbles for streets in the city of Edinburgh. A response to the consultation from Spokes Lothian C...

A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on

Journal Article
Taylor, M. (in press)
A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on. International journal of construction management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1829783
Ten years on the offsite construction (OSC) industry continues to be held high as a panacea to the inefficiencies, labour shortages and environmental impact of the constructio...

An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & Miyashita, K. (2021)
An Investigation of the Effects of Drill Operator Posture on Vibration Exposure and Temporary Threshold Shift of Vibrotactile Perception Threshold. Vibration, 4(2), 395-405. https://doi.org/10.3390/vibration4020025
The present study involved performing an experiment to clarify whether vibration measurement values on the tool handle, in accordance with ISO 5349-1, can assess risk from wor...
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Dr Mark Taylor Appointed to BSI Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock

5 October 2020
Dr Mark Taylor (Lectuer in Civil Engineering) has been nominated to represent Edinburgh Napier University at a British Standards Institution Working Group (GME/21/6).

Cyclists: why uneven roads and potholes are endangering your health

25 August 2019
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

28 July 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

7 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

7 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.