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The effect of gender on finger angles during keyboarding.
Baker-NA; Cook-J; Redfern-M
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
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.
Keyboard-operators; Office-workers; Posture; Biomechanics; Computer-equipment; Computers; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Risk-analysis; Men; Women; Humans; Sex-factors
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 6-9, 2006, Blacksburg, Virginia
University of Pittsburgh
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