Zero Vibration Injuries - Phase 2
|Swerea IVF AB - Swerea IVF AB, Göteborg
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 7 341 000
|May 2015 - August 2017
|Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration
Purpose and goal
The objective of the project is to remove vibration injuries through the development of low-vibration machines. The goal has been to show that vibration levels can be reduced in handheld machines, to create a market demand, enable manufacturing and ensure industrial use. The project has shown that it is possible to significantly reduce vibrations in handheld machines. Highly committed project partners have contributed to dissemination of results and new machines are being implemented in several directions. Still more work is required to reach the vision "Zero vibration injuries".
Expected results and effects
A clear incentive for an increased demand and supply of low-vibration machines have been created in the project by showing that it is possible to significantly reduce vibration levels in handheld prototype machines. The work of implementing the solutions is already under way at several of the project partners and will be used in demonstration environments in step 3. The film "Machines do not have to vibrate and hurt people" was published on YouTube and quickly spread widely, showing a good impact for the project result and an interest in reducing vibration damage.
Planned approach and implementation
The project group represents all relevant actors in the field; machine manufacturers, users, the Work Environment Authority, unions and employer organizations, health clinics, and medical and vibration research. This has created a strong commitment, facilitated dissemination of results and provides a basis for continued work. The machine prototypes selected to show that vibration can be reduced represents the majority of machine types that cause vibration damage.