Using consumer electronic devices to estimate whole-body vibration exposure

Wolfgang, Rebecca and Burgess-Limerick, Robin (2014) Using consumer electronic devices to estimate whole-body vibration exposure. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 11 6: D77-D81. doi:10.1080/15459624.2014.888073


Author Wolfgang, Rebecca
Burgess-Limerick, Robin
Title Using consumer electronic devices to estimate whole-body vibration exposure
Journal name Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1545-9624
1545-9632
Publication date 2014-05-09
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/15459624.2014.888073
Volume 11
Issue 6
Start page D77
End page D81
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
he cost and complexity of commercially available devices for measuring whole-body vibration is a barrier to the systematic collection of the information required to manage this hazard at workplaces. The potential for a consumer electronic device to be used to estimate whole-body vibration was assessed by use of an accelerometer calibrator, and by collecting 42 simultaneous pairs of measurements from a 5th generation iPod touch and one of two gold standard vibration measurement devices (Svantech SV111 or Brüel & Kjær 4447) while driving light vehicles on a variety of different roadway surfaces. While sampling rate limitations make the accelerometer data collected from the iPod touch unsuitable for frequency analysis, the vibration amplitudes recorded are sufficiently accurate (errors less than 0.1 m/s2) to assist workplaces manage whole-body vibration exposures.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 05 Feb 2014

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre Publications
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