Volume : VII, Issue : V, May - 2017

Basic movements of body parts in the sewing machine operations

Amit Kumar Anjanee, Prabir Jana

Abstract :

 In the early 19th century, Frederick Taylor pioneered the scientific management method, which proposed a way to find the optimum method of carrying out a given task. Frank and Lillian Gileth expanded Taylor‘s methods to develop the time and motion study (Theresa Stack, 2016). They aimed to improve efficiency by eliminating unnecessary steps and actions. The principles of motion economy developed by Frank & Lillian Gileth in 1923 and subsequently elaborated by Mogensen, Ralph Barnes, David Porter and other researchers, have many principles concerning the economy of movements of the human body (Morrow, 1946). Out of various repeated physical motions, it is need of the hour to determine the correct and efficient motion pattern to perform a given task. These principles are grouped into three categories human body movements, best layout of workplaces and optimum design of equipment and tools. Further, the human body areas which apply to actual human motions are classified into five categories as mentioned in the table below. They are arranged to such that the first one gives least fatigue and is most economical.

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Amit Kumar Anjanee, Prabir Jana, Basic movements of body parts in the sewing machine operations, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾5 | May‾2017

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