Vol. 6, Issue 11 (2017)
Adoption of ergo stool for pruning and harvesting by the 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 adoption of ergo stool for pruning and harvesting by the 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, Design and development of Ergo stool for grape pruning and harvesting activity. An ergonomically designed sit –stand multipurpose stool was developed considering the anthropometric dimensions of the users populations and it was named as (Ergo stool for pruning and harvesting). Ergo solution for pruning and harvesting consisted of platform made up of wood. Two drawer were provided to store items such as water bottle, scaff, scateurs, blade, scissor etc. The leg of Ergo solution for pruning and harvesting were simple, strong and made up of steel. On three sides of stool, steel support was provided 5” from the floor level this helped to step on the stool. Handles made up of steel helped to step on the stool. 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 and ergo stool was developed for these two activities.
How to cite this article:
Savita Kumari, Dr. Manju Mehta, Dr. Seema Shah, Dr. Kinkar Yadav. Adoption of ergo stool for pruning and harvesting by the orchard worker in grape cultivation activities.. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):562-567.