Fatigue and recovery during and after static loading.
2014 (English)In: Ergonomics, ISSN 0014-0139, E-ISSN 1366-5847, Vol. 57, no 11, 1696-1710 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Subjectively assessed endurance time (ET), resumption time (RT) and perceived discomfort, pain or fatigue (PD), and objectively measured maximum force-exerting capacity were investigated for varying loads and durations of a pushing task with two repeated trials. Beyond the main results quantifying how the load scenario affected ET, RT and PD, three additional results are of note: (1) although the maximum pushing force did not change between trials, shorter ET, longer RT and higher PD indicated accumulation of fatigue in Trial 2; (2) the PD ratings showed a trend with a linear increase during loading and a curvilinear decrease during recovery; and (3) the RT and the load level for different relative loading times were found to have an unexpected U-shaped relationship, indicating lowest fatigue at the intermediate load level. These results can be used to model a more sustainable and productive work-recovery ratio.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 57, no 11, 1696-1710 p.
Research subject Social Sciences/Humanities
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-3592DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2014.952347PubMedID: 25210871OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-3592DiVA: diva2:768179