Combining basic biomechanics with practical bioengineering issues, this book provides more than the general introductions to cumulative trauma disorders and medical management-related books currently on the market. The author covers the musculoskeletal components, their models, and the measurement and prediction of injury potential. The author sets the stage with a basic introduction to biomechanical principles and goes on to cover gross structure of the musculoskeletal system, organization of muscles and muscle anatomy, modeling of muscle mechanics, models of the upper limbs, types of musculoskeletal disorders, and the scientific evidence for risk factors.A basic introduction to biomechanical principles
The repetitive tasks of various forms of manual work can lead to cumulative trauma disorders, increasing staff burn-out rates and the number of sick-days taken by employees. In addition, interest in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders has grown as the service sector has claimed a larger share of the workforce. These factors introduce the need for an up-to-date text that combines basic biomechanics with practical bioengineering issues.
Biomechanics of the Upper Limbs: Mechanics, Modeling, and Musculoskeletal Injuries is an engineering oriented book focusing on upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders, as opposed to the more general introductions to cumulative trauma disorders and medical management related books. It covers musculoskeletal components of the upper extremities, their models, and the measurement and prediction of injury potential. Students and professionals will find it provides an excellent basic grounding in the subject.
Gross structure of the musculoskeletal system, including bone and soft tissue
Organization of muscles and muscle anatomy, types of fibers, contractile theories, and muscle receptors
Modeling of muscle mechanics
Models of the upper limbs
Types of musculoskeletal disorders and the scientific evidence for risk factors, as well as epidemiology
Instrumentation for motion, pressure, force and nerve conduction measurements, and electromyography
Job and worksite analysis
Office environment seating and computer devices
Introduction to Biomechanics. Structure of the Musculoskeletal System. Neuromuscular Physiology and Motor Control. Modeling of Muscle Mechanics. Models of the Upper Limbs. Musculoskeletal Disorders and Risk Factors. Instrumentation. Job and Worksite Analysis. Hand Tools. The Office Environment Musculoskeletal System.
Dimensioni: 239 x 38 x 164 mm
Pagine Arabe: 624