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Effects of stilts walking on musculoskeletal loading in low extremities.

Authors
Wu-JZ; Chiou-SS; Pan-CS
Source
Proceedings of the 4th North American Congress on Biomechanics, August 5-9, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan (32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in conjunction with the 15th Conference of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics). Newark, DE: The American Society of Biomechanics and Ottawa, ON, Canada: The Canadian Society for Biomechanics, 2008 Aug; :75
NIOSHTIC No.
20034494
Abstract
Our simulations suggested that the use of stilts may potentially cause an increase in loadings in five of eight major muscle groups in the lower extremities. Most remarkable is the force in RF muscle, which was found to increase 1.8 times for the stilts walking compared to that for the normal walking.
Keywords
Construction-industry; Construction-equipment; Construction-workers; Biomechanics; Biomechanical-modeling; Musculoskeletal-system; Humans
Publication Date
20080805
Document Type
Abstract
Email Address
jwu@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2008
NIOSH Division
HELD; DSR
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Proceedings of the 4th North American Congress on Biomechanics, August 5-9, 2008, Ann Arbor, Michigan (32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics in conjunction with the 15th Conference of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics)
State
WV; MI
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