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Some aspects of static and slow dynamic grip strength.

Authors
Westra-LF
Source
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan 1973 Jun; :1-33
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00049762
Abstract
Various handle radii, handle openings, and handle types were investigated and found to affect static and slow dynamic grip strength capability as measured via a hydraulic hand tool simulator. Slow dynamic grip strength capability averaged 82.57 percent of static strength capability. Attempts were made to predict dynamic capability from conventional hand dynamometer capability and anthropometric dimensions through these techniques. Results suggest that a simple moment analysis will suffice when considering different handle radii, especially for static tasks. The fact that a 10 percent decrement in grip strength occurred when square handles were substituted for contoured handles suggests that handle shapes would become an increasingly significant factor under prolonged or extended work cycles and under conditions involving radical differences in handle design.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Human-factors-engineering; Ergonomics; Work-measurement; Power-tools; Statistical-analysis; Energy-expenditure; Man-machine-systems; Physical-exercise
Contact
Industrial Engineering University of Michigan 2260 G G Brown University Ann Arbor, Mich 48105
Publication Date
19730601
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
1451564
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB90-115122
NTIS Price
A04
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00161
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
State
MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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