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Citation

Choi CB, Park P, Kim YH, Susan Hallbeck M, Jung MC. Appl. Ergon. 2009; 40(2): 280-285.

Affiliation

Industrial and Information Systems Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon 443-749, South Korea.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2009, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.apergo.2008.04.012

PMID

18501875

Abstract

This study applied the light bulb shadow test, a manikin vision assessment test, and an individual test to a forklift truck to identify forklift truck design factors influencing visibility. The light bulb shadow test followed the standard of ISO/DIS 13564-1 for traveling and maneuvering tests with four test paths (Test Nos. 1, 3, 4, and 6). Digital human and forklift truck models were developed for the manikin vision assessment test with CATIA V5R13 human modeling solutions. Six participants performed the individual tests. Both employed similar parameters to the light bulb shadow test. The individual test had better visibility with fewer numbers and a greater distribution of the shadowed grids than the other two tests due to eye movement and anthropometric differences. The design factors of load backrest extension, lift chain, hose, dashboard, and steering wheel should be the first factors considered to improve visibility, especially when a forklift truck mainly performs a forward traveling task in an open area.


Language: en

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