The Influence of Hand Tool Design on Hand Grip Strength: A Review

  • Isa Halim Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka, Malaysia. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5457-8233
  • Radin Zaid Radin Umar Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka,
  • Muhammad Syafiq Syed Mohamed Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka,
  • Nadiah Ahmad Research Group of Human Machine System Optimization, Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka,
  • Vinothini Padmanathan Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, 76100 Durian Tunggal, Melaka,
  • Adi Saptari Department of Industrial Engineering, President University, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi 17550, INDONESIA.
Keywords: Ergonomic design, occupational health, gripping task, grip strength model, hand injury, anthropometry

Abstract

Hand is made up of bones, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels that can be easily debilitated and injured if the hand tool is not design ergonomically. Recently researchers have examined the effects of individual, environmental and occupational factors on hand grip strength. However, information on the influence of hand tool design on hand grip strength is still lacking. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of factors influencing hand grip strength focusing more towards hand tool design factors. The authors searched the journal articles, book and guidelines from the online databases of Google Scholar, ScienceDirect and Pubmed. Fourteen factors of hand tools design were found to have significant effect on the hand grip strength.  The handle size shows the most significant factor for hand grip strength.

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Published
06-09-2019
How to Cite
Halim, I., Radin Umar, R. Z., Syed Mohamed, M. S., Ahmad, N., Padmanathan, V., & Saptari, A. (2019). The Influence of Hand Tool Design on Hand Grip Strength: A Review. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11(6), 53-69. Retrieved from https://publisher.uthm.edu.my/ojs/index.php/ijie/article/view/3802
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