Ergoclean

Measurments with Smartwear clothes

Smart wear test

The aim of smart wear tests was

  • To receive visualizations about muscle loading when cleaning
  • To get information about muscle loading in different kind of cleaning methods
  • 111 tests were made and videos analyzed

The objectives were to compare

  • damp, moist and wet methods when mopping a floor and wiping a table
  • different kind of tools when mopping and wiping
  • different kind of methods when mopping and wiping
  • the effect on physical load of a too long a shaft and too wide a movement when mopping
  • manual floor cleaning methods to machine cleaning
  • different ways to wring a cleaning cloth
  • using a sponge, dishwashing brush and microfiber cloth when cleaning a sink
  • vacuuming a textile floor with vacuum cleaner vs. upright suction cleaner (carpet cleaner), back rack vacuum cleaner

Results in short

  • While cleaning, the amount of muscle load was individual, but the results were consistent
  • The amount of moisture in microfiber cloths and mops affects muscle stress
  • It’s beneficial to use machines
  • The tool has an effect on muscle load
  • Too long a shaft and too wide a movement clearly increase muscle load
  • It’s a bit less loading to mop backwards than forwards
  • It is advantageous to use the strength and movement of the leg muscles
  • Avoid sideways movements when wiping surfaces
  • If you don’t master the right way of working, the muscle load is higher
  • Do not wring cleaning cloths, pre-moisten
  • It’s a bit less loading to mop backwards than forwards
  • It is advantageous to use the strength and movement of the leg muscles
  • Avoid sideways movements when wiping surfaces
  • If you don’t master the right way of working, the muscle load is higher
  • Do not wring cleaning cloths, pre-moisten