Field acceptability of improved grape pruning secateurs by grape orchard worker in grape cultivation activities
Savita Kumari, Dr. Manju Mehta, Dr. Seema Shah and Dr. Kinkar Yadav
The aim of this study was to find out the field acceptability of improved grape pruning secateurs by grape orchard worker in grape cultivation activities. Physical fitness was determined by calculating the physical parameters i.e. height, weight, BMI, body composition, VO2 max(ml / kgxmin), Body temperature, blood pressure, pulse rate, pulse pressure(mm/hg). The research designs comprised Ergo solution were developed in department of FRM and for testing and feedback of ergo solution. one orchard was selected randomly from the orchards selected in phase- II. An ergonomic experiment was carried out on 10 respondents, selected in phase II to find the feasibility of modified and developed ergo solution. This phase was carried out in sub-stages described as follows, Modification of existing grape pruning secateurs. The secateurs were used widely for the pruning and harvesting of grapes by the workers. The use of secateurs for long time resulted in grip fatigue and pain mainly in wrist, arm, palm and finger as reported by the respondents in Phase-II. To overcome these problems, the existing secateurs were modified in two ways. Covering the handle / hand grip of secateurs with plastic pipe, Covering the handle / hand grip of secateurs with raxin cloth. Conclusively on the basis of results of phase II pruning and harvesting of the grapes were identified as the highly risk prone activities. So available technology used by them was modified of existing grape pruning secateurs.
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Savita Kumari, Dr. Manju Mehta, Dr. Seema Shah, Dr. Kinkar Yadav. Field acceptability of improved grape pruning secateurs by grape orchard worker in grape cultivation activities. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):556-561.