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|Title:||Ergonomic Approach of Modification of Seat Design in the Handloom Industry of Assam|
|Publisher:||Department of Human Physiology with Community Health , Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal|
|Abstract:||Weaving is a traditional household activity for every women of Assam. With framework of Indian economy and initiatives from different organization this household practice is gradually taking the form of commercial outlook. Work practice has changed but workstation remains same, which increases risk of workstation related musculoskeletal problems as existing workstation is not suitable for long duration of commercial weaving. Objective of the present study is to modify existing seat by the application of ergonomic principles. Seat or plank modification was done on the basis of participatory approach and modified plank was evaluated by subjective assessment method. Among the total number of weavers studied,79% found modified plank was quite comfortable whereas 89% of them felt depth of the seat should be corrected and 60% felt backrest was useful during intermediate rest between task. Modified plank was reported to be qmuite useful and comfortable for long duration of loom usage|
|Appears in Collections:||Ergonomics for Rural Development|
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