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Computer use in cold environments

Blomkvist, Anna Christina and Gard, Gunvor LU (2000) In Applied Ergonomics 31(3). p.239-245
Abstract

This study addresses computer work in cold environments with the two-fold aim to explore conditions for such work, and to add knowledge about the use of fingers at data entry in the cold. Five workplaces were visited and work contents and use of computers are briefly described. Effects of work in the cold were in line with those mentioned in the literature, and manual lifting of heavy goods the most impairing activity. Subjects contended with strenuous working postures — holding the computers in their hands or arms — and with cold fingers. Individual fingering for data input was noted. Forefinger or a pen were used, and a pen is recommendable for input, either as a touch pen or, simply to press the keys. A supportive rack could be... (More)

This study addresses computer work in cold environments with the two-fold aim to explore conditions for such work, and to add knowledge about the use of fingers at data entry in the cold. Five workplaces were visited and work contents and use of computers are briefly described. Effects of work in the cold were in line with those mentioned in the literature, and manual lifting of heavy goods the most impairing activity. Subjects contended with strenuous working postures — holding the computers in their hands or arms — and with cold fingers. Individual fingering for data input was noted. Forefinger or a pen were used, and a pen is recommendable for input, either as a touch pen or, simply to press the keys. A supportive rack could be recommended for portable workstations. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.

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  author       = {Blomkvist, Anna Christina and Gard, Gunvor},
  issn         = {0003-6870},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {06},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {239--245},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Applied Ergonomics},
  title        = {Computer use in cold environments},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0003-6870(99)00057-5},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2000},
}