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The effect of gender on finger angles during keyboarding.

Authors
Baker-NA; Cook-J; Redfern-M
Source
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 6-9, 2006, Blacksburg, Virginia. Newark, DE: American Society of Biomechanics, 2006 Sep; :25
NIOSHTIC No.
20044393
Abstract
This study examined the differences in finger joint angles between genders during keyboarding. Males have significantly larger mean MCP flexion angles than females, suggesting that females may maintain their MCP joints in hyperextension more than males during keyboarding.
Keywords
Keyboard-operators; Office-workers; Posture; Biomechanics; Computer-equipment; Computers; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Risk-analysis; Men; Women; Humans; Sex-factors
Publication Date
20060901
Document Type
Abstract
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-007826
Source Name
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 6-9, 2006, Blacksburg, Virginia
State
PA; VA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh
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