Biomechanical analysis for handle stability during maximum push and pull exertions.

@article{Seo2009BiomechanicalAF,
  title={Biomechanical analysis for handle stability during maximum push and pull exertions.},
  author={Na Jin Seo and Thomas J. Armstrong},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2009},
  volume={52 12},
  pages={1568-75}
}
This study investigated the effect of handle stability on maximum push/pull force. It was hypothesised that people apply force in directions deviated from the pure push/pull direction to generate a moment that assists producing greater push/pull force when the handle position is fixed (stable) compared to when it is not fixed (unstable). Eight healthy subjects performed maximum push and pull exertions on a stable and an unstable handle in a seated posture, while maximum push/pull force… CONTINUE READING