DEVELOPING A COMFORT EVALUATION METHOD FOR WORK EQUIPMENT HANDLES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Gust, P.,
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Comfort optimization for work equipment handles fails in practice because of high temporal complexity and high development costs, coupled with the pressure of shorter development times. In addition, handle design lacks an objective method to make comfort measurable. The aim is therefore to develop an objective method for comfort evaluation of work equipment and to enable the verification of handle design. After determining significant factors of the work equipment, a work equipment dependent pressure discomfort model is derived. The paper then focuses on practical validation of the method.