Application of Sensory Thermography on Workers with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome of a Textile Industry in Mexico
Authors: Claudia Camargo, Enrique J. de la Vega, Jesús E. Olguín, Juan A. López
Abstract: This research study deals with the application of sensory thermography on workers of the textile industry who are working in areas where they do Highly Repetitive Movements (HRM). Objectives: To analyze those with variations of temperature generated in the wrist area during a period operation of 2 hours 30, showing the feasibility of the implementation of the sensory thermography in this area evaluated. Methodology: A total of the workers of the workstation called high risk were evaluated, where 3 men and 3 women (they showed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CTS of their dominant hand), who carried out their normal activity using a defined protocol for this experiment. Results: The maximum temperature was obtained in the experiment of the worker 3 in the right wrist with 35.586°C attained in the time of 1 h 34 min 21; and in the worker 6 was obtained in the left wrist with 34.633°C for a period of 1 h 34 min 56. Conclusions: We conclude that in 86% of the cases analyzed in both wrists, there was similarity in patterns of temperature from a wrist to another regardless of the gender and of their dominant hand. All data adjust to the distributions of the three parameters Weibull and Weibull for the wrists.
Keywords: Temperature, thermography, Wrist, Carpal tunnel syndrome.
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