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Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling, and Musculoskeletal Injuries is an engineering oriented book focusing on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, as opposed to the more general introductions to cumulative trauma disorders and medical management related books. It covers musculoskeletal components of the upper extremities, their models, and the measurement and prediction of injury potential. Students and professionals will find it provides an excellent basic grounding in the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748409266
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts Coordinate Systems Force Vector Algebra Static Equilibrium Anthropometry and Center of Mass Determination Friction Dynamics

STRUCTURE OF THE MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM Gross Overview of Movements The Skeletal System Mechanical Properties of Bone Soft Connective Tissue Joints

NEUROMUSCULAR PHYSIOLOGY AND MOTOR CONTROL Introduction to Musculature Structure of Muscle Basic Cell Physiology The Nervous System The Excitation-contraction Sequence Motor Units Basic Muscle Properties (Mechanics)
Energy, Metabolism and Heat Production Receptors Reflexes and Motor Control

MODELING OF MUSCLE MECHANICS Laplace transforms and Transfer Functions Viscoelastic Theory Hill's Muscle Models Frequency Analysis Frequency Analysis of Passive Muscle Hatze's Multi-element Model Applications of the Hatze Muscle Model Control Theory and Motor Control Root Locus Approach to Muscle Modeling

MODELS OF THE UPPER LIMBS Anatomy of the Hand and Wrist Static Tendon-Pulley Models Dynamic Tendon Pulley Models Complex Tendon Models A Two-dimensional Hand Model Direct Measurement Validation Studies Critical Evaluation of Modeling Approaches

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AND RISK FACTORS The Extent of the Problem Common Musculoskeletal Disorders and their Etiology Medical Diagnosis and Treatment of MSDs Epidemiologic approach to MSDs The Scientific Research and Evidence for Occupational Risk Factors The Scientific Research and Evidence for Psychosocial Risk Factors Iatrogenesis

INSTRUMENTATION Introduction Wrist and Finger Motion Measurement Pressure and Force Distribution Measurements Nerve Conduction Measurements Electromyography

JOB AND WORKSITE RELATED ANALYSIS The Need for Job Analysis Reliability and Validity of Assessment Tools Initial Identification of Musculoskeletal Injury Problems Gross Posture and Task Analyses Quantitaive Upper Limb WRMSD Risk Assessment Tools Data Driven Upper Limb WRMSD Risk Index

HAND TOOLS Introduction General Biomechanical Considerations of Tools Handles for Single-handled Tools Handles for Two-handled Tools Other Tool Considerations Agricultural and Forestry Tools Industrial Tools

THE OFFICE ENVIRONMENT General Musculoskeletal Problems The Seated Workplace The Keyboard The Mouse and Other Cursor-positioning Devices Notebooks and Hand-held PCs Control Measures

Glossary Author Index Subject Index

Each chapter also includes questions, problems, and references

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