New research from SINTEF confirms that Dual Air makes a substantial difference to your body as a hairstylist. The project is funded by DistriktsForsk Trøndelag.

The working position Dual Air provides can significantly reduce strain and pressure in the user’s shoulders, arms, neck and wrist.

You can read the entire report here.

The research was conducted in hair salons and hairdressers in Trondheim, Sandnes, Oslo and Bergen, on normal working days with real customers.

The goal of the project was to answer the questions:
Can sensors detect when Dual Air is used correctly and incorrectly?
How much of an ergonomic difference does Dual Air make in comparison to traditional blow-dryers?
Results

The project confirms that sensors can sense the difference between correct and incorrect use of the Dual Air.
The research confirms that the hair stylist’s arm is significantly lower with the Dual Air in comparison to traditional blow-dryers.

Dual Air gives the user a significantly lower shoulder and a less angled arm.

The graph below ranges from 30 degrees till 90 degrees on the left value axis. Using the Dual Air, the blue line, the hair stylist’s arm was at an average of 45 degrees out from the body, and rarely over 60 degrees. With traditional blow-dryers hair stylist’s arm is often more than 90 degrees out from the body, and rarely under 60 degrees.

Working with high arms above 90 degrees out from the body puts the body at high risk for developing muscle and skeletal pain.

The weight of the blow-dryer has been proven to be far less important than the angle of the arm out from the body whilst working when it comes to the development of bodily strain. 

With the position of the arm that Dual Air provides the weight og the blow dryer is insignificant. 

We always appreciate any questions you might have about Dual Air.