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Modeling of force response of fingertips in keyboard strikes.

Authors
Wu-JZ; Dong-RG; Schopper-AW; Smutz-WP
Source
Proc IV World Cong Biomech, Calgary, Canada, August 4-9, 2002, Omnipress, 2002 Aug, :1
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023545
Abstract
An extended exposure to repeated loading on the fingertip has been associated with many vascular, sensorineural, and muskuloskeletal disorders in the fingers, such as carpal tunnel syndrome (Beck-Foehn, 1992) and hand-arm vibration syndrome (Bovenzi et al., 1988). A better understanding of the pathomechanics of these sensorineural and vascular diseases in fingers requires a formulation of a biomechanical model of the fingertips and analyses to predict the mechanical responses of the soft tissues to dynamic loading. In the present study, a model based on finite element techniques has been developed to simulate the mechanical responses of the fingertips to dynamic loading.
Keywords
Models; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Hand-injuries; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Vibration-exposure; Biomechanical-modeling; Personal-protective-equipment; Cardiovascular-system
Publication Date
20020804
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Email Address
jwu@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Source Name
Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics
State
WV
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