The use of the Lones Saw Shoe significantly reduces the amount of work done while making a cut of the same length.

Industry

Concrete construction

Location

Nashport, OH

Business Situation

Lones Stones needed to evaluate the physical impact their employees endure while cutting concrete.

Technological Situation

Lones Stones needed a team of engineers to design sensors for collecting data on the pressure in each hand during concrete cutting.

Solution

Occam designed work gloves lined with pressure sensors that evaluated exactly how much less force is needed to cut with the Lones Saw Shoe.

Benefits

The data acquisition software generated both visual representation of the forces in each hand as well as numeric data for duration of the cut.

Services

  • Sensory development
  • Surface design
  • Software development

Pressure Mapping GlovesĀ 

Lones Stones is a family owned business in Zanesville, Ohio founded in 2000. They are a premier source for stone, landscaping supplies, pond supplies and other outdoor living needs. It is of highest importance to the Lones Stone family to provide a quality product and excellent customer service to customers. Lones Stones need a team of engineers to evaluate the force induced on workers backs while cutting concrete.

Occam Technology Group was approached by Lones Stones to design sensor equipped gloves to measure the forces associated with cutting concrete with and without the shoe. The data output from the pressure sensing gloves shows exactly how much less force is needed to cut with the Lones Saw Shoe. Data acquisition software generates both visual representations of the forces in each hand as well as numeric data for duration of the cut. The Lones Saw Shoe reduces the grip pressure in both hands during the operation of a hand held concrete saw. Reduction in that grip pressure results in an overall decrease of force experienced by the back making cutting easier. The results show that the overall force experienced at the hands can be reduced by up to 60% for the left hand and 35% for the right hand while using the Lones Saw Shoe.