Functional stability limits while holding loads in various positions.

@article{Holbein1997FunctionalSL,
  title={Functional stability limits while holding loads in various positions.},
  author={Mary Ann Holbein and Mark S. Redfern},
  journal={International journal of industrial ergonomics},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          387-95
        }
}
Stability of the body during manual material handling is an important issue in the prevention of falls and over-exertion injuries. This research investigated stability limits while standing and holding loads in different positions relative to the body. Theoretically, the stability region is the full base of support defined by the perimeter of the foot contact area. However, the functional stability region may be smaller. The purpose of this study was to locate functional stability limits with… CONTINUE READING

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