WIT Press


Vibration Evaluation From The Effects Of Whole-body Vibration

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR050291

Volume

9

Pages

7

Published

2005

Size

247 kb

Author(s)

M. Uchikune

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to make clear the physiological and psychological effects on the human body from vibration, and it aims to be a cautionary guide for the application of frequency-weighting curves with respect to health effects. The standard is not well defined for the difference between the two effects of the human responses. The study covers short-term exposure and assesses the risks resulting from whole-body vibrations. For recumbent persons, tests were carried out to find the effect of whole-body vibration in a low frequency range. Physiological effects were examined by investigating the effects on the cardiovascular system, the blood flow system, the respiratory movement, and the salivation, to confirm the effects on the autonomic nervous system and on postural sways in the normal Romberg position. Keywords: whole-body vibrations, autonomic nervous system, physiological and psychological effects. 1 Introduction The aim of this study is to produce a guide for the physiological and psychological measurement of the human body with the vibration where the direction has vertical (z-axis) and horizontal (y-axis) uses. The standard was shown by the psychological evaluation in relation to the frequency-weighting curves. The health effects of vibration did not show clear responses.

Keywords

whole-body vibrations, autonomic nervous system, physiological and psychological effects.