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Free vibration of a fingertip: finite element analysis.

Authors
Wu-JZ; Rakheja-S; Dong-RG; Schopper-AW; Smutz-WP
Source
Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 8-11, 2001, San Diego, California. Providence, RI: American Society of Biomechanics, 2001 Aug; :91-92
NIOSHTIC No.
20027832
Abstract
An extended occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration, arising from the operation of hand-held power tools, has been associated with the development of an array of vascular, sensorineural and musculoskeletal disorders. The vibrotactile perception threshold (VPT) measurement technique is widely used to diagnose the sensory neuropathy of the hand induced by an extended exposure to vibrations. The measured values of VPT have been reported to depend on the contact force, vibration frequency and magnitude, and the temperature of the finger skin [1]. Although the measured values of VPT responses of fingertips have been widely spread, no attempts have been made to develop adequate analytical models to study the mechanics of tactile sensation. This study proposes a finite element model of a human fingertip to study its responses to impinged vibration.
Keywords
Vibration; Vibration-exposure; Occupational-exposure; Hand-tools; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Sensory-disorders; Exposure-assessment; Analytical-models; Models
Publication Date
20010808
Document Type
Abstract
Email Address
jwu@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 8-11, 2001, San Diego, California
State
WV
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