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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016
Indian Bread Making Tools ? Correlation Between Existing and Improved Tools
Abstract: Well-designed kitchen tools with ergonomic considerations help women to work comfortably, efficiently with less effort, drudgery and reduce time needed for the job. Kitchen tools include Indian bread making tools. Ergonomic research concerning industrial work situation is given priority while the work in the domestic sector also demand focus at attention as studies on chapatti making machines irrespective to household manual tools and designed and improved tools. Present study was carried out to find the correlation between the workload of women while making Indian Breads using the traditional and designed tools. Ergonomic evaluation was carried out using multi-parametric approach. Dimensions and design features were studied in terms of biomechanical, anthropometric and psychological aspects of the subject. Under object aspect, physical properties of pins and boards were analyzed. It can be concluded that the improved tools were comparatively better than that of the existing tools in the market and the households which is in confirmation with the ergonomic evaluation, user opinion evaluation and the statistical analysis of correlation made.
Keywords: Ergonomics, Grip strength, Palm Index, Heart Rate, Energy Expenditure
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 9, September 2016,
Pages: 1668 - 1672