Iit Bhu Researcher Designed Ergonomic Chair For Weavers Will Save From Back Pain

News Desk, Amar Ujala, Varanasi Published by: Geetarjun Gautam Updated Sat, 07 Aug 2021 12:14 AM IST

This chair will reduce the risk of MSD among weavers. Such a problem occurs due to continuous working for 12 hours. Can be set according to size.

A research team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Management), Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University, BHU IIT) has created an ergonomically designed chair for weavers using pitlooms. According to the team, this seat will help support the back of the weavers and give rest to the thighs. This will reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) in weavers.Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dept. Dr. Prabhas Bhardwaj said that in the handloom industry of Varanasi, weavers have to sit at one place and work continuously for 12 hours a day. Because of this they have to face musculoskeletal disorder. According to the survey, most of the weavers complain of back and thigh pain.

The reason for this is that the weavers do not have proper back support. They sit on a flat wooden plank. In such a situation, a seat was prepared to give them rest during work. It will also help to work longer. M Krishna Prasanna Naik, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Design of the Ergonomic Chair, working on the development of Banaras handloom industry, said that research has revealed that not only old but young weavers are also facing MSD. . An ergonomically designed chair will help them. Its construction is also easy. Any weaver can make it for his loom.

Measurement of weavers first taken M Krishna told that first he measured the length, width, weight of weavers, waist size while sitting, back size. After that the design of the chair has been made from wood. There is such an arrangement in this chair by which the weaver can set it according to his size. Amresh Kushwaha, president of the co-operative society based in Ramnagar, said that we are making arrangements to make this seat available for all our existing looms.

Extension A research team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Management), Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University, BHU IIT) has created an ergonomically designed chair for weavers using pitlooms. According to the team, this seat will help support the back of the weavers and give rest to the thighs. This will reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) in weavers.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dept. Dr. Prabhas Bhardwaj said that in the handloom industry of Varanasi, weavers have to sit at one place and work continuously for 12 hours a day. Because of this they have to face musculoskeletal disorder. According to the survey, most of the weavers complain of back and thigh pain.

The reason for this is that the weavers do not have proper back support. They sit on a flat wooden plank. In such a situation, a seat was prepared to give them rest during work. It will also help in working longer. M Krishna Prasanna Naik, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Design of the Ergonomic Chair, working on the development of Banaras handloom industry, said that research has revealed that not only old but young weavers are also facing MSD. . An ergonomically designed chair will help them. Its construction is also easy. Any weaver can make it for his loom.

Measuring the weavers first M Krishna told that first he measured the length, width, weight of the weavers, the size of the waist while sitting, the size of the back. After that the design of the chair has been made from wood. There is such an arrangement in this chair by which the weaver can set it according to his size. Amresh Kushwaha, president of Ramnagar-based cooperative society, said that we are making arrangements to make this seat available for all our existing looms.

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