Ergonomic design of non-powered hand tools

An application of quality function deployment (QFD)

Mika Haapalainen, Jouni Kivistö-Rahnasto, Markku Mattila

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Abstract

Quality function deployment (QFD) is a design method that can be used to improve the quality of products. A QFD application aimed at improving quality of pruning shears is presented and applied. QFD is considered a suitable method for the ergonomic design of hand tools. The QFD application provides valuable information in the design process for hand tools and it can be used in the decisionmaking process during the design of hand tools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179 - 189
Number of pages11
JournalOccupational Ergonomics
Volume2
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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  • Ergonomic design, quality function deployment, pruning hand tools

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Haapalainen, M., Kivistö-Rahnasto, J., & Mattila, M. (2000). Ergonomic design of non-powered hand tools: An application of quality function deployment (QFD). Occupational Ergonomics, 2(3), 179 - 189.
Haapalainen, Mika ; Kivistö-Rahnasto, Jouni ; Mattila, Markku. / Ergonomic design of non-powered hand tools : An application of quality function deployment (QFD). In: Occupational Ergonomics. 2000 ; Vol. 2, No. 3. pp. 179 - 189.
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Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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