A Biomechanical Analysis System to Evaluate Physical Usability of Kimchi Refrigerator
A biomechanical analysis system, consisting of measurement and analysis subsystems, were developed and applied in evaluating the physical usability of a kimchi refrigerator. In the system, 3D motion measurement system and force platform system were used in measuring joint positions, ground reaction forces and moments. The systems also includes 3 analysis modules: kinematic, kinetic, and 3DSSPP analyses. Kimchi refrigerator, which is very popular as a specific refrigerator for kimchi, a Korean traditional dish, was evaluated using the system. The refrigerator is designed as a top-cover that makes the users feel uncomfortable in using it, though most people think it is a very useful product. The result showed it is possible to evaluate the physical usability of the refrigerator using the system effectively and reliably.
Keywordsbiomechanical analysis 3D motion analysis physical usability kimchi refrigerator
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