Accession Number:

AD0255878

Title:

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MAXIMUM FORCE EXERTABLE BY THE HAND IN A HORIZONTAL PULL AND THE ENDURANCE OF A SUB-MAXIMAL HOLDING RESPONSE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

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Report Date:

1961-04-25

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The relationship between the maximum force of hand pull and the endurance of a sub-maximal holding response was measured in a variety of situations. A substantial correlation was obtained between the measures. The work situations most favorable for the production of large, short term control forces tend to be most favorable for the maintenance of lesser forces. Whether an operator is required to apply a large force to a control for a short period of time, or whether a lesser force must be maintained for longer periods, performance is best when the leg and arm are almost straight and the thigh is elevated above the horizontal.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE