Effects of different forms of space restriction on inspection performance

J. L. Reynolds, C. G. Drury, Joseph Sharit, F. Cerny

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Abstract

Work in restrictive spaces is characteristic of many tasks, particularly in maintenance and inspection operations. The nature of the spatial restriction as well as its magnitude is likely to affect the worker's response to the space. This research measured the effects of three different spatial restrictions (vertical (V), sagittal (S) and combined (VS)) on an inspection task. The effects of the three restrictions on postural adaptation, physiological response, psychophysical reports and task performance were qualitatively different. Generally, the VS and V restrictions caused increases in operator stress and workload, with these effects being most severe under the VS restriction. Conversely, the S restriction caused no increases in operator stress and tended to improve performance. Thus, while restrictions are generally detrimental, certain mild restrictions may actually facilitate jobs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc.
Pages631-635
Number of pages5
Volume1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1994Oct 28 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2)
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period10/24/9410/28/94

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Reynolds, J. L., Drury, C. G., Sharit, J., & Cerny, F. (1994). Effects of different forms of space restriction on inspection performance. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 1, pp. 631-635). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc..

Effects of different forms of space restriction on inspection performance. / Reynolds, J. L.; Drury, C. G.; Sharit, Joseph; Cerny, F.

Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Vol. 1 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc., 1994. p. 631-635.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Reynolds, JL, Drury, CG, Sharit, J & Cerny, F 1994, Effects of different forms of space restriction on inspection performance. in Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. vol. 1, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc., pp. 631-635, Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2), Nashville, TN, USA, 10/24/94.
Reynolds JL, Drury CG, Sharit J, Cerny F. Effects of different forms of space restriction on inspection performance. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Vol. 1. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc. 1994. p. 631-635
Reynolds, J. L. ; Drury, C. G. ; Sharit, Joseph ; Cerny, F. / Effects of different forms of space restriction on inspection performance. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Vol. 1 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc., 1994. pp. 631-635
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