Effects of pace and stress on upper extremity kinematic responses in sign language interpreters.

@article{Qin2008EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pace and stress on upper extremity kinematic responses in sign language interpreters.},
  author={Jinliang Qin and Marie Marshall and Jacqueline R. Mozrall and Marc Marschark},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={274-89}
}
Sign language interpreters suffer from high levels of upper extremity disorders and burnout due to the physical and cognitive demands of interpreting. The objective of this research was to quantify the wrist kinematics of interpreting and to assess how speaker pace and psychosocial stress influence wrist kinematics. Professional interpreters interpreted a pre-recorded lecture, while the speaking pace of the lecture varied. One group of subjects was exposed to environmental conditions intended… CONTINUE READING

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