Ergonomic Comparison of Manual Cable Tie Tools
he objective of this study is to quantify the grip force requirements to use 4 different styles of manual cable tie hand-tools using electromyography (EMG), and subjective ratings from subjects.
For this study, the undergraduate student will work with 2 graduate students and me to collect data on 24 subjects (12 male and 12 female). The student will be involved with all aspects of equipment set-up, calibration, and data collection. The study will be a factorial design laboratory study that will test four tools, 3 different cable tie strengths, and 2 different speeds of work. EMG data will be collected to determine grip strength and duration of force. Subjective ratings will collected to determine subject preferences and ratings of perceived exertion and fatigue.