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Isometric pull and push strengths of paraplegics in the workspace: 1. Strength measurement profiles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10773889     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The isometric strength profiles of male and female paraplegics were determined for pull and push strengths in the normal, maximum, and extreme working reach envelopes. A computerized isometric strength measurement system was designed and constructed for the purpose. The strongest pull location was at extreme reach vertically above the shoulder and the strength values for males and females were 473 and 318 newtons (N), respectively. The strongest push location was at maximum reach, at vertical (phi) angle of 45 degrees and at horizontal (theta) angle of 45 degrees for males and at 0 degrees for women and the strength values were 235 and 172 N, respectively. The nature of the strength profiles was found to be similar for both the sexes. The pull and push strengths of the female were 77 and 68% that of the male, respectively.
Authors:
B Das; N L Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1080-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-19     Completed Date:  2000-07-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507598     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-65     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada. Biman.Das@dal.ca.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arm / physiology*
Biomechanics
Female
Hand Strength
Humans
Isometric Contraction / physiology*
Male
Paraplegia / physiopathology*
Sex Factors
Wheelchairs

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