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Biomechanics: Principles and Practices

Donald R. Peterson, Joseph D. Bronzino
July 26, 2017

Presents Current Principles and Applications Biomedical engineering is considered to be the most expansive of all the engineering sciences. Its function involves the direct combination of core engineering sciences as well as knowledge of nonengineering disciplines such as biology and medicine....

Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals

Shrawan Kumar
June 14, 2017

Despite the apparently distinct differences between the disciplines of ergonomics and rehabilitation, they deal with the same issues, although at different ends of the spectrum. Keeping this in mind, Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals explores their philosophies and goals, their parallel,...

Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation

Halimahtun Khalid, Alan Hedge, Tareq Z. Ahram
June 07, 2017

Taking the field of human factors and ergonomics beyond state of the art, this volume focuses on advances in the use of ergonomics modeling and on the evaluation of usability, which is a critical aspect of any human-technology system. The research described in the book's 70 chapters is an outcome...

Risk Analysis and Management of Repetitive Actions: A Guide for Applying the OCRA System (Occupational Repetitive Actions), Third Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
November 08, 2016

This book covers the application of the OCRA (Occupational Repetitive Actions) method. The methods make up a system dedicated to the analysis and management of the risk of biomechanical overload of the upper limbs. The book focuses on the OCRA checklist which presents various models from the most...

Rehabilitation: A Post-critical Approach

Barbara Gibson
January 26, 2016

Rehabilitation is dedicated to helping people not only survive, but also thrive. Despite this complex goal, the organizing principles of rehabilitation still rely on biomedicine to construct disability as a problem of impaired bodies. Rehabilitation professionals are committed to helping to enhance...

Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)

Olga Menoni, Natale Battevi, Silvia Cairoli
September 18, 2014

Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level—a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO...

Fundamentals of Biomechanics

Ronald L. Huston
April 18, 2013

In the last three or four decades, studies of biomechanics have expanded from simple topical applications of elementary mechanics to entire areas of study. Studies and research in biomechanics now exceed those in basic mechanics itself, underlining the continuing and increasing importance of this...

Computer Access for People with Disabilities: A Human Factors Approach

Richard C. Simpson
January 11, 2013

Incorporating Compass Computer Access Assessment software, Computer Access for People with Disabilities: A Human Factors Approach provides the information clinicians need to know in order to provide effective alternative computer access solutions to individuals with disabilities. Originally...

Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Beth A. Winkelstein
December 18, 2012

Given the strong current attention of orthopaedic, biomechanical, and biomedical engineering research on translational capabilities for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of clinical disease states, the need for reviews of the state-of-art and current needs in orthopaedics is very timely....

Manual Lifting: A Guide to the Study of Simple and Complex Lifting Tasks

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti, Enrique Alvarez-Casado, Thomas R. Waters
July 10, 2012

Commonly used throughout the world, manual lifting tasks—whether simple or complex—all involve variable loads, postures, and movements. This practical guide discusses how to analyze the intricate lifting function and prevent injury during its execution. Outlining revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (...

Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Safety

Tareq Z. Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski
July 10, 2012

Based on recent research, this book discusses physical ergonomics, which is concerned with human anatomical, anthropometric, physiological and biomechanical characteristics as they relate to physical activity. Topics include working postures, materials handling, repetitive movements, work-related...

Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling and Musculoskeletal Injuries, Second Edition

Andris Freivalds
February 16, 2011

There is already a wealth of literature covering cumulative trauma disorders and medical management, as well as the biomechanics of manual material handling and lower back problems. However, despite a spike in the number of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) in the upper limbs—due to a...