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dc.contributor.supervisor Mann,Danny (Biosystems Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Rakhra, Aadesh
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-25T23:04:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-25T23:04:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/9150
dc.description.abstract During monitoring of rear-mounted equipment, frequent rearward turning of tractor drivers in awkward postures can cause musculoskeletal disorders related to the back, neck, and shoulders. A camera-based monitoring system, consisting of one or more cameras placed on the implement and a monitor placed inside the tractor cab, has potential ergonomic benefits compared with traditional implement monitoring strategies by reducing the rearward turning and twisting movements of tractor drivers. A camera-based monitoring system was compared with two traditional monitoring strategies (direct looking and using rear-view mirrors) in a lab environment using a Tractor Air-Seeder Driving Simulator. The operator’s reaction time and response errors, head/neck movement (acceleration), and neck muscle temperature were compared for the three monitoring strategies. The camera-based monitoring system yielded significantly (α=0.05) better outcomes in terms of acceleration and muscle temperature values. No significant difference was observed for response errors. en_US
dc.subject Tractors en_US
dc.subject farm implement monitoring en_US
dc.subject Agricultural ergonomics en_US
dc.subject rear mounted implement en_US
dc.subject accelerometers en_US
dc.subject monitoring camera en_US
dc.subject infrared thermal imaging en_US
dc.subject musculoskeletal disorders en_US
dc.subject evaluation implement monitoring en_US
dc.title Evaluation of implement monitoring systems en_US
dc.degree.discipline Biosystems Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Paliwal, Jitendra (Biosystems Engineering) Quanbury,Arthur (Medical Rehabilitation ) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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