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Gestalt Inspection Workstation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113025D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, BJ: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed here is the Gestalt Inspection Workstation. This workstation is designed for use in visual inspection tasks but is not necessarily limited to that application. The object of the workstation is to permit adjustability of the work piece on the Panel Holder (Note 2 in the Figure) and of the arm rest, (Note 1 in the Figure) to achieve optimal posture for the inspection task. This adjustability will enable the worker to remove the static loading on the upper back, neck and shoulders, thereby improving the comfort of the workstation.

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Gestalt Inspection Workstation

      Disclosed here is the Gestalt Inspection Workstation.  This
workstation is designed for use in visual inspection tasks but is not
necessarily limited to that application.  The object of the
workstation is to permit adjustability of the work piece on the Panel
Holder (Note 2 in the Figure) and of the arm rest, (Note 1 in the
Figure) to achieve optimal posture for the inspection task.  This
adjustability will enable the worker to remove the static loading on
the upper back, neck and shoulders, thereby improving the comfort of
the workstation.

      This improvement in the working posture will alleviate the risk
factors that lead to repetitive motion injuries.  The workstation
allows for either a sitting or standing work position and eliminates
the need to hold the work piece during the inspection process.  The
workstation is adjustable verically as well as incorporating an
articulated arm support to permit a full range of adjustment of the
working surface.  The work surface can be back lighted to improve the
inspection of transparent of translucent media.  Rotational
capability can also be included in the articulated arm if required.
The adjustability of the work surface permits the full 20 by 24 inch
area to be positioned comfortably within the work envelope.  The
workstation was designed for use in the inspection of printed circuit
boards but it is not limited to that application.