2nd Edition

Biomechanics in Ergonomics

Edited By Shrawan Kumar Copyright 2007
    742 Pages 256 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Safety or comfort? Can you truly have one without the other? Is it feasible to have both? Although by no means the only factor, a deep understanding of biomechanics plays a leading role in the design of work and workplaces that are both pain and injury free. Standing firmly on the foundation built by the previous edition, the second edition of Biomechanics in Ergonomics establishes an understanding of gross biomechanical loads on the human system at the tissue level and then brings that understanding through to the whole body level.

    Applications for the Real World

    Produced under the aegis of editor Shrawan Kumar with contributors who are leading scholars in the field, the book contains unique chapters such as Exposure Assessment Tools and Techniques and Cumulative Load and Models. Also included is a chapter on hand tools, which have a real application to the field of ergonomics.

    New and significantly revamped chapters:

    • Theories of occupational musculoskeletal injury causation
    • Anthropometry and Biomechanics — Anthropometrics
    • Mechanical Exposure Assessment in the Design of Work
    • Determinant of Muscle Strength
    • Biomechanics of Gloves
    • The ACGIH TLV® for Hand Activity Level
    • Whiplash Injuries — In Vitro Studies
    • Whiplash Injuries — In Vivo Studies
    • Models in Manual Materials Handling
    • Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation
    • Whole Body Vibration
    • Cumulative Load and Models

    Create Safety Through Better Workplace Design

    The book dives deep into the biomechanics of the connective tissues before thoroughly covering upper and lower extremities, shoulder and neck, low back, and whole body mechanics. With chapters selected and designed to provide extensive coverage of ergonomically relevant biomechanics, this volume supplies an integrated understanding of the inseparable relationship between ergonomics and biomechanics that can be translated into better safety design and better workplaces.

    Theories of Occupational Musculoskeletal Injury Causation, S. Kumar
    Anthropometry and Biomechanics: Anthromechanics, K.H.E. Kroemer
    Mechanical Exposure Assessment in the Design of Work, W.P. Neumann and R. Wells
    Tissue Biomechanics
    Tissue Mechanics of Ligaments and Tendons, S.L-Y. Woo, T.D. Nguyen, N. Papas, and R. Liang
    Ligament Sprains and Healing, R.S. Boorman, N.G. Shrive, L.L. Marchuk, and C.B. Frank
    Bone Biomechanics and Fractures, S. Judex, G. Olender, W.C. Whiting, and R. Zernicke
    Determinants of Muscle Strength, W. Herzog
    Upper Extremity
    Functional Anatomy of the Upper Limb (Extremity), A.H. Walji
    Hand Grasping, Finger Pinching, and Squeezing, S.N. Imrhan
    Hand tools, A. Mital, A. Subramanian, and A. Pennathur
    Biomechanics of Gloves, R.R. Bishu, V. Gnaneswaran, and D. Liu
    Work and Activity-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremity, R. Wells and P. Keir
    ACGIH TLV for Hand Activity Level, T.J. Armstrong
    Biomechanical Models of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow in Ergonomics, R.E. Hughes and K.-N. An
    Shoulder and Neck
    Biomechanical Modeling of the Shoulder Anatomy, K. Gielo-Perczak and J. Rasmussen
    Whiplash Injuries: In Vitro Studies, N. Yoganandan, B.D. Stemper, F.A. Pintar, and R.D. Rao
    Whiplash Injuries: In Vivo Studies, R. Ferrari
    Low Back
    Low Back Disorders, E.R. Vieira
    Models in Manual Materials Handling, J.C. Woldstad, M.M. Ayoub, and J.L. Smith
    Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, T.R. Waters
    Whole Body Biomechanics
    Whole Body Vibration, J. Village and J.Morrison
    Cumulative Load and Models, S. Kumar
    Posture, S. Konz
    Biomechanics in Work Seating Design, J. Eklund
    Biomechanics During Ladder and Stair Climbing and Walking on Ramps and Other Irregular Surfaces, A.S. Merryweather and D.S. Bloswick
    Slips, Trips, and Falls, R. Grönqvist


    Shrawan Kumar