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Joint Kinetics and Muscle Activity While Walking on Ballast
Objective: This study examined the impact of two common sizes of ballast on gait biomechanics. The terrain was designed to simulate a railroad work setting to investigate the variation in gaitExpand
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A MULTI-SEGMENTED APPROACH TO THE QUANTIFICATION OF TRUNK MOVEMENT DURING GAIT
Typical gait analyses commonly define the trunk as a single rigid segment, which overlooks its inter-segmental motion. The current study examined the validity and reliability of a multi-segmentedExpand
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Lower extremity kinematics of cross-slope roof walking.
Working conditions of residential roofers expose them to a unique sloped environment. The purpose of this study is to determine in what way traversing across a sloped/roof surface alters lowerExpand
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MULTI-SEGMENTED TRUNK MOTION OF HEALTHY NON-ELDERLY ADULTS IN DIFFERENT DECADES OF LIFE.
  • S. Breloff, L. Chou
  • Medicine, Engineering
  • Biomedical engineering : applications, basis, and…
  • 14 August 2017
Traditionally, gait analysis models the trunk as one rigid body segment. This approach has limitations; it does not capture all the movements of this area of the body throughout locomotion.Expand
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INFLUENCE OF VARIOUS DAILY TASKS ON SEGMENTED TRUNK KINEMATICS
Back pain can affect up to 65% of the American population and cost the health care system approximately fifty billion dollars each year. Due to the difficulty with recording spine/trunk movement,Expand
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Joint Kinetics While Walking on an Irregular Sloped Surface
Occupations, such as railroad work, which requires the worker to perform job functions on irregular surfaces are physically taxing. Previous research and epidemiology have suggested a potential linkExpand
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Are knee savers and knee pads a viable intervention to reduce lower extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk in residential roofers?
One factor commonly associated with musculoskeletal disorder risk is extreme postures. To lessen this risk, individuals must be in an as neutral posture as possible while working. We analyzed how theExpand
Assessing work-related risk factors for musculoskeletal knee disorders in construction roofing tasks.
Roofers often suffer from musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) to their knees due to spending a large amount of time kneeling while performing work-related roofing activities on sloped rooftops. SeveralExpand