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This book explains, in concise chapters, the diversity and complexity of what is known concerning human responses to vibration. The book covers both whole body vibration and hand-transmitted vibration and contains pictorial models of the relevant variables, as well as experimental data and epidemiological studies. The study of human vibration incorporates psychology, mathematics, physiology, engineering, medicine, and statistics, and the Handbook of Human Vibration is written to assist both students of the subject and those addressing practical problems. The text does not depend on an advanced knowledge of mathematics or a familiarity with the jargon from the various disciplines, and is accessible to all persons interested in human vibration, including medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, trade union officials and administrators.
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Today the human body is exposed to vibration not only while traveling but also during leisure and domestic activities and in many occupations. This volume summarizes the current understanding of the many human responses to vibration.
Divided into two parts, this book deals with whole-body vibrations and hand-transmitted vibration. In each part the experimental data and appropriate models are presented in detail so that readers can address practical problems. An extensive guide to national and international standards is provided, and a large multidisciplinary glossary of terms assists in understanding the relevant technical and medical jargon.
This comprehensive reference volume is accessible to all those interested in human vibration: medical doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and health and safety officials and administrators.
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An up-to-date statement of current knowledge on human responses to vibration
A comprehensive glossary of terms in current use in the fields of vibration and human response
An extensive bibliography and guide to national and international standards
This book commences with an introduction to both vibration and possible human responses to vibration. Understanding of human responses to vibration is considered in two parts: whole-body vibrations (Chapters 2 to 12) and hand-transmitted vibration (Chapters 13 to 19).
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