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Application of the HTO Concept for a Powered Pallet Truck
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH), Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, Ergonomics. Helix Competence Centre, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5338-0586
2019 (English)In: 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018, Springer, 2019, Vol. 821, p. 482-485Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Truck drivers suffer work injuries to a higher extent than most other occupations. The HTO concept and the interaction framework were applied in a pre-study leading to a redesign of a new powered pallet truck. The old truck was evaluated using a literature study, interviews, observations, injury statistics and benchmarking, as part of the HTO analysis. The analyses showed that the driver often stood on the rear part of the platform with the heels outside the platform, making them vulnerable to injury. The injury statistics also showed that drivers of powered pallet trucks had more heel injuries than drivers of other truck types. There were two reasons for this. The steering arm was slightly too long, and the vibration damping was better the further back the drivers stood on the platform. This study led to redesign of the steering arm and platform suspension in the new truck generation. The combination of the HTO concept and the interaction framework supported the analysis in identifying relationships that otherwise would not have been obvious.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019. Vol. 821, p. 482-485
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Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357 ; 821
Keywords [en]
Folding platform, Pallet truck, Product design
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Medical and Health Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-233647DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96080-7_58Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85051720660ISBN: 9783319960791 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-233647DiVA, id: diva2:1242351
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20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2018, Florence, Italy, 26 August 2018 through 30 August 2018
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QC 20180828

Available from: 2018-08-28 Created: 2018-08-28 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved

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