Modeling of force response of fingertips in keyboard strikes.
Wu-JZ; Dong-RG; Schopper-AW; Smutz-WP
Proc IV World Cong Biomech, Calgary, Canada, August 4-9, 2002, Omnipress, 2002 Aug, :1
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.
Models; Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Hand-injuries; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Vibration-exposure; Biomechanical-modeling; Personal-protective-equipment; Cardiovascular-system
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Research Tools and Approaches: Control Technology and Personal Protective Equipment
Proceedings of the IV World Congress Biomechanics