Can an iPod Touch be used to assess whole-body vibration associated with mining equipment?

Wolfgang, Rebecca, Di Corleto, Luke and Burgess-Limerick, Robin (2014) Can an iPod Touch be used to assess whole-body vibration associated with mining equipment?. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 58 9: 1200-1204. doi:10.1093/annhyg/meu054


Author Wolfgang, Rebecca
Di Corleto, Luke
Burgess-Limerick, Robin
Title Can an iPod Touch be used to assess whole-body vibration associated with mining equipment?
Journal name The Annals of Occupational Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-4878
1475-3162
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/annhyg/meu054
Open Access Status
Volume 58
Issue 9
Start page 1200
End page 1204
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The cost and complexity of commercially available whole-body vibration measurement devices is a barrier to the systematic collection of the information required to manage this hazard. The potential for a consumer electronic device to be used to estimate whole-body vibration was assessed by collecting 58 simultaneous pairs of acceleration measurements in three dimensions from a fifth-generation iPod Touch and gold standard whole-body vibration measurement devices, while a range of heavy mining equipment was operated at three surface coal mines. The results suggest that accelerometer data gathered from a consumer electronic device are able to be used to measure whole-body vibration amplitude with 95% confidence of ±0.06 m s−2 root mean square for the vertical direction (1.96 × standard deviation of the constant error).
Keyword Consumer electronic devices
Mining Equipment
Whole Body Vibration
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre Publications
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Created: Tue, 12 Aug 2014, 11:08:04 EST by Dr Robin Burgess-limerick on behalf of Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre