Ergonomics & Human Factors

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Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Workplace: A Forensic and Epidemiological Analysis

1st Edition

Richard Graveling
October 09, 2018

Whether you call them work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDS), or occupational overuse syndromes (OOSs), they are a cause of injury to workers worldwide. These names indicate that their causes are related to work, butthe evidence can be unclear. There is a...

Working Posture Assessment: The TACOS (Time-Based Assessment Computerized Strategy) Method

1st Edition

Daniela Colombini, Enrico Occhipinti
August 08, 2018

This book covers how to analyze awkward working postures, particularly of the spine and lower limbs, in specific groups exposed. The methods covered suggests how to evaluate the postures correctly, taking account of the duration and sequence of the tasks involved, even in very complex scenarios...

Biomechanics: Principles and Practices

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

3rd 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

1st Edition

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)

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 (...

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