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Vibration and the sensory system.

Authors
Wilson-SE; Soltys-JS
Source
Biomedical Applications of Vibration and Acoustics in Therapy, Bioeffects and Modeling. Al-Jumaily A, Alizad A, eds., New York: ASME Press, 2008 Jan; :153-163
NIOSHTIC No.
20038417
Abstract
Whether one is trying to hold a can of soda or hit a ball with a bat, the ability to sense joint posture and movement and to dynamically control that movement is important to almost all human activities. Mechanical vibration has a number of unique effects on this ability to sense and control that can be both detrimental and beneficial. Vibration exposure in the workplace is known to increase musculoskeletal injury risk. Vibration has also been proposed for therapeutic applications such as vibrating insoles for the elderly and vibrating platforms in the gym. Understanding the underlying effects of vibration on the sensorimotor system is important for examining the potential for vibration-induced injury as well as the potential for therapeutic uses of vibration. This chapter will examine the existing research on vibration and the sensorimotor system, the potential for vibration-induced injury, and the use of vibration for therapeutic purposes.
Keywords
Neuromotor-function; Neuromuscular-system; Biomechanics; Biokinetics; Muscle-function; Sensory-motor-system; Vibration-effects; Exposure-assessment
Publication Date
20080101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Funding Amount
70113
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780791802755
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R03-OH-007995
Source Name
Biomedical Applications of Vibration and Acoustics in Therapy, Bioeffects and Modeling
State
KS
Performing Organization
University of Kansas Lawrence
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