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TitleEffects of vibration exposure on professional drivers : a field test for quantifying visual and cognitive performance
Author(s)Costa, N.
Arezes, P.
Melo, R.
KeywordsVibration
Exposure
Professional
Drivers
Whole-body vibration
Acuity
Aptitude
performance
Issue dateFeb-2012
PublisherIOS Press
JournalWork : a Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
Abstract(s)Effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure on professional drivers were predicted using a 45 subjects sample of healthy volunteers from both genders. These volunteers preformed a visual/motor accuracy evaluation test, the ‘omega test’, inside a vehicle (van) under three different WBV exposure conditions, van halted, van performing a circuit on asphalt, and on cobblestone. WBV levels of the stated conditions were statistically different and impairment upon subjects’ performance was found. The statistical significant difference encountered between the subjects performance under the two whole-body vibration profiles (asphalt and cobblestone), seems to indicate that the vibration levels also represent a variable to be taken under consideration. No gender related difference was found.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/20110
DOI10.3233/WOR-2012-0561
ISSN1051-9815
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessRestricted access (UMinho)
Appears in Collections:CGIT - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica
CITEPE - Artigos em revistas de circulação internacional com arbitragem científica

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