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A relationship between road conditions, physical and psychophysical experience among occupational drivers

Seri Rahayu , Kamat and Fatihah Ros, Ahmad (2013) A relationship between road conditions, physical and psychophysical experience among occupational drivers. Advanced Engineering Forum, 10 (2013) (1). pp. 345-350. ISSN 103.26.74.254-27/05/14,09:27:37

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Abstract

Nowadays, back pain has contributed huge percentage to Malaysian drivers during driving. Bad or awkward sitting posture may cause fatigue and musculoskeletal pain to the driver due to long distance driving or maintained for a long time. Therefore, it is essential to do the survey on the impact of these elements for the driver based on our Malaysian road conditions. The objective of this paper is to investigate the relationship between different physical categories (age, height, weight and gender) and psychophysical experience on focusing with the degree of comfort ability drivers on Malaysian road condition. The survey should be conducted in random by taking sample from difference categories of drivers in order to get fair result. The experiment has been conducted to define the effect factors of level comfort during thirty minutes driving on the actual road. The result show, aging is one of the factors have significantly higher absolute discomfort for drivers aging from 43 to 53-54 years old with driving in the descending road. In the other hand it is shows that the discomfort ability of drivers can be influences by the driving experience, weight, height and gender of the drivers. Thus, it can be conclude, Malaysian drivers mostly feel discomfort when driving at the descending road and winding road compare to two others road.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sitting posture, comfort, fatigue and musculoskeletal pain
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Management
Depositing User: DR. SERI RAHAYU KAMAT
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 02:39
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:35
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/13986

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