• Publications
  • Influence
Sensitivity of trapezius electromyography to differences between work tasks - influence of gap definition and normalisation methods.
Surface electromyography (EMG) has been used extensively to estimate muscular load in studies of work related musculoskeletal disorders, especially for the trapezius muscle. The occurrences ofExpand
  • 141
  • 16
Influence of time pressure and verbal provocation on physiological and psychological reactions during work with a computer mouse
Abstract. The overall aim of this study was to investigate whether time pressure and verbal provocation has any effect on physiological and psychological reactions during work with a computer mouse.Expand
  • 120
  • 14
Open Access
A structural model of the forced compression of the fingertip pulp.
The fingertip pulp modulates the force transmitted to the underlying musculoskeletal system during finger contact on external bodies. A model of the fingertip pulp is needed to represent theExpand
  • 122
  • 11
Prevalence and incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome in US working populations: pooled analysis of six prospective studies.
OBJECTIVES Most studies of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) incidence and prevalence among workers have been limited by small sample sizes or restricted to a small subset of jobs. We established a commonExpand
  • 154
  • 10
Open Access
Force response of the fingertip pulp to repeated compression--effects of loading rate, loading angle and anthropometry.
Repeated loading of the fingertips has been postulated to contribute to tendon and nerve disorders at the wrist during activities associated with prolonged fingertip loading such as typing. To fullyExpand
  • 142
  • 10
Wrist and forearm postures and motions during typing.
Awkward upper extremity postures and repetitive wrist motions have been identified by some studies as risk factors for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders during keyboard work. However,Expand
  • 102
  • 10
Personal and workplace psychosocial risk factors for carpal tunnel syndrome: a pooled study cohort
Background Between 2001 and 2010, six research groups conducted coordinated multiyear, prospective studies of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) incidence in US workers from various industries andExpand
  • 73
  • 8
Open Access
Measuring the physical demands of work in hospital settings: design and implementation of an ergonomics assessment.
BACKGROUND Assessing the physical demands of the heterogeneous jobs in hospitals requires appropriate and validated assessment methodologies. METHODS As part of an integrated assessment, we adaptedExpand
  • 104
  • 8
Open Access
Ergonomics and GI endoscopy.
Gastroenterologists are at risk for overuse injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, and lateral epicondylitis due to the repetition and prolonged awkward posturesExpand
  • 64
  • 6
Open Access
Measuring and characterizing force exposures during computer mouse use.
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a sampling strategy for characterizing the finger force exposures associated with computer mouse use. METHODS Mouse forces wereExpand
  • 49
  • 6