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Arghami S, Asghari M. A Study of the Usability of Ergonomic Camera Vest Based on Spirometry Parameters. J. Hum. Environ. Health Promot.. 2017; 3 (1)
URL: http://zums.ac.ir/jhehp/article-1-143-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran.
Abstract:   (33 Views)
Background: Being a cameraman is of those occupations that expose people to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Therefore, appropriate control measures should be taken to help maintain cameramen’s health. In this regard, a vest was designed for cameramen to prevent musculoskeletal disorders through reducing the pressure and contact stress while carrying the camera on their shoulder. However, the usability if the vest had to be considered. The aim of this study is to determine the usability of proposed vest using the spirometry parameters indicator.
Methods: In this experimental study, 120 spirometry experiments were conducted with 40 male volunteer subjects with and without designed vest. Data were analyzed by SPSS-16 using dependent t-test, at the significance level of 0.05.
Results: According to the spirometry results, there is a significant difference between FVC (Forced Vital Capacity), FEV1 (Forced Expiratory Volume) and heart rate in activity with and without vest (p <0.001).
Conclusion: The results suggest that the promising impact of this invention on the health of cameramen makes this domestically designed camera vest a good option for mass production.

Type of Study: Research Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/10/25 | Accepted: 2017/12/5 | Published: 2017/12/21

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