Assessment of the Discomfort in Locomotor System during Car Driving
D. Ravnik *; S. Otáhal
Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University of Prague (*corresponding author)
Vyšlo v časopise:
Pracov. Lék., 58, 2006, No. 2, s. 62-70.
This study investigated discomfort caused by car driving. Discomfort estimates were achieved by self-administered questionnaire, OWAS, RULA and CORLETT tests and goniometry of important angles. The geographic area surveyed was Slovenia and Czech Republic. Data from a total of 200 non-professional drivers who fulfilled the questionnaire was analysed. 118 subjects of them were analysed by goniometry and 30 drivers were assessed with different tests as OWAS, RULA and CORLETT. Results suggest that different levels of human discomfort are perceived in different body regions when driving cars. The aim of this paper was to assess the appearance of the discomfort and the groups of it. There are differences between the genders and nations and awareness concerning the discomfort. On the base of our research we’re able to identify “at risk“ drivers and ensure urgent attention where necessary.
discomfort, driver, car, posture, assessment
Hygiena a epidemiologie