Evaluation of gloves: Short time test vs. long time tests

Ram R. Bishu, Brent Goodwin

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Almost all the evaluative tests are one time performance tests, with the difference between gloved performance and bare handed performance being attributed to gloves. However, in real industrial tasks people don gloves for an extended period of time. It is possible that the length of time has an effect on overall glove comfort. The research objective of this study came out of the aforementioned argument. What is the most appropriate test time for evaluation of gloves?. Three experiments were performed to evaluate this issue. Experiment one consisted of battery of one time evaluation test, while experiment two evaluated glove comfort when they were donned for an hour, and experiment three was a repeat of experiment two for eight hours. In summary, it appears that glove effect is not consistent with time. In other words, gloves may yield different levels of discomfort with use. Also, two hours appear to be the most appropriate test time for glove evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)692-696
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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