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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
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