Biomechanics in Ergonomics

ISBN-10: 0849379083

ISBN-13: 9780849379086

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Shrawan Kumar

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Two of the most important goals of ergonomics are the comfort, and the health and safety of the working population. Written by leaders in the field, this second edition of Biomechanics in Ergonomics presents thoroughly updated and new material regarding the biomechanics of tissues and organs in the workplace. This text establishes a foundation for the understanding of gross biomechanical loads on the human system at the tissue level. It describes biomechanical risk factors and supplies exposure assessment tools and techniques. Comprehensive scope is suitable for use by ergonomic engineers and physical therapists, and as a textbook for ergonomics courses.
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List price: $132.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 12/7/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 742
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.234
Language: English

General: Biomechanical Risk Factors
Exposure Assessment Tools and Techniques
Theories of Occupational Musculoskeletal Injury Causation
Biomechanics of Aging Workers
Tissue Biomechanics: Ligaments and Tendons
Ligament Sprains and Healing
Bone Biomechanics and Fractures
Muscle Mechanics in Ergonomics
Upper Extremity: Functional Anatomy of Upper Limbs
Hand Grasping, Finger Pinching and Squeezing
Hand Tools
Work and Activity-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremity
Biomechanical Models of Hand, Wrist and Elbow
Shoulder and Neck: Shoulder Anatomy, Function and Biomechanical Models
Whiplash Injuries: in Vitro Studies
Whiplash Injuries: in Vivo Studies
Low Back: Low Back Pain
Whole Body Vibration
Ergonomic Factors in Disc Degeneration
Models in Manual Materials Handling
Cumulative Load and Models
Whole Body Biomechanics: Posture
Seats and Seating
Climbing Biomechanics
Slips, Trips and Falls
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