Yong-ku Kong

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The fraction of crosstalk was examined from the surface EMG signals collected from digit- and wrist-dedicated flexors with a blind signal separation (BSS) algorithm. Six participants performed static power grip tasks in a neutral posture at four different exertion levels of 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% MVC. The signals were collected from the flexor digitorum(More)
This study evaluated the effects of age (20s and 60s), viewing distance (50 cm, 200 cm), display type (paper, monitor), font type (Gothic, Ming), colour contrast (black letters on white background, white letters on black background) and number of syllables (one, two) on the legibility of Korean characters by using the four legibility measures (minimum(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of knee-flexion angles on subjective discomfort ratings, heart rates, and muscle fatigue using median frequency (MDF) in a static-sustaining task. Thirty healthy participants maintained 13 postures including standing, squatting, sitting, and kneeling postures and then MDFs from the erector spinae,(More)
This study investigated the effects of screwdriver handle shape, surface, and workpiece orientation on subjective discomfort, number of screw-tightening rotations, screw-insertion time, axial screwdriving force, and finger contact forces in a screwdriving task. Handles with three longitudinal cross-sectional shapes (circular, hexagonal, triangular), four(More)
Various hook handles were tested to evaluate the effect of handle design characteristics on subjective discomfort ratings and phalange forces in a maximum gripping task. A force glove system with 12 thin force sensitive resistor (FSR) sensors was used to measure phalange forces on the hook handles. Thirty subjects (15 males and 15 females) were tested, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the most common simultaneous and individual segment postures in terms of body and finger posture classifications. Observations were made at three dairy farms. One employed a tethering system and the other two used loose-housing systems. The evaluations of the tethering system were performed through six processes(More)
A possible limitation of many ergonomics checklists that evaluate postures is an independent evaluation of each body segment without considering the coordination between body segments and resulting in the under-/over-estimation of body postures. A total of 20 men were selected to evaluate the effects of shoulder and back flexion angles on the upper-limb(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to validate the agricultural lower limb assessment (ALLA) ergonomic checklist, which was developed for various agricultural tasks in Korea. METHODS One hundred and ninety-six working postures were selected from the real agricultural tasks to verify ALLA, a lower limb body posture assessment tool, and then(More)
The goal of this study was to evaluate working postures in 9 operations of poultry farming for broiler chickens for 14 body segments with 4 categories, and for fingers with 14 categories. Overall, the farmers commonly bent almost all their body segments and used power grips. The operations of cleaning with water wand and inspecting chickens seemed light(More)
The goal of this study was to compare three different evaluation systems of comfort, discomfort, and a continuum for the force levels and hand regions when gripping hand tools. Seventy-two participants were assigned to three groups, each group testing a different evaluation system. Each participant exerted ten levels of submaximal voluntary contractions on(More)