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Source for reasonable hand movement speed

Source for reasonable hand movement speed

I've moved into a manufacturing engineering role, and am looking at a manual assembly process my new employer has.
Are there any Human Factors, Ergonomics, or other sources that provide what a reasonable hand speed is moving objects (very light objects) or an empty hand from from one spot to another, horizontally and vertically? How many times this can be done a shift without muscle strain? That sort of thing?
Thanks in advance!

RE: Source for reasonable hand movement speed


Not sure, but the RULA Rapid Upper Limb Assessment tool may do what you need.
A little digging in the ergonomics universe should uncover various types of assessments that you could use.

Blue Technik LLC
Virtuoso Robotics Engineering

RE: Source for reasonable hand movement speed

Thanks! I'll look into that more.

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