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A pilot study of the transmissibility of the rat tail compared to that of the human finger.
Welcome DE; Dong RG; Krajnak KM
Proceedings of the first American conference on human vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia. Dong R, Krajnak K, Wirth O, Wu J, eds. Morgantown: WV: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2006-140, 2006 Jun; :101-102
Continual occupational exposure to vibrating hand tools can damage the neural, vascular and other soft tissues of the fingers. Rat tail models have been developed to investigate the biological responses of the tissues to vibration.1-2 However, the biodynamic response of the tail relative to that of the human fingers has not been characterized. The objective of this pilot study was to compare the transmissibilities of rat tails measured via a scanning laser vibrometer to those of human fingers gripping a handle.
Vibration; Vibration-disease; Vibration-control; Vibration-effects; Vibration-exposure; Hand-tools; Models; Biomechanical-modeling; Biomechanics
Dong R; Krajnak K; Wirth O; Wu J
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Proceedings of the first American conference on human vibration, June 5-7, 2006, Morgantown, West Virginia
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