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  • Anthropometry of south Indian industrial workmen 

    Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Uppugonduri, Krishna G. (Taylor & Francis, 1992-11)
    This paper presents the results of an anthropometric survey conducted on South Indian male workers in the electronic industry. The data were collected as part of a project to modify work stations that utilized equipment ...
  • Biothermal modeling of post-cryoplasty atherosclerosis in restenotic patients 

    Hsieh, Men-Chi; Ravigururajan, Tiruvadi S. (Springer, 2007-03)
    Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of heart diseases and mortality around the world. Recently, cryoplasty has emerged as a potential alternative method to treat arterial atherosclerosis. Finite element heat transfer and ...
  • Characteristics of job rotation in the Midwest US manufacturing sector 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Davis, Kermit; Kotowski, Susan; Aedla, Pranathi B.; Dunning, Kari (Taylor & Francis, 2005-12)
    Job rotation has been advocated as a suitable intervention to control work-related musculoskeletal disorders. However, little is known regarding the prevalence of job rotation, methods used to identify jobs for rotation ...
  • Cross-sectional area of the lumbar back muscles as a function of torso flexion 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Marras, William S.; Gupta, Purnendu (Pergamon, 2003-05)
    Quantification of the maximum anatomical cross-sectional area of the lumbar back muscles as a function of torso flexion angle and development of prediction equations as a function of torso flexion and anthropometric measures.
  • Design-oriented functional capacity evaluation: the available motions inventory--a review 

    Malzahn, Don E.; Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Kattel, B. P. (Informa Healthcare, 1996-08)
    The accommodation of a task to the unique abilities of an individual with a disability is becoming increasingly the responsibility of the employer. Functional capacity evaluation (FCE) provides the information necessary ...
  • The effect of pallet distance on torso kinematics and low back disorder risk 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Handa, Amit; Veluswamy, Prabaharan; Bhatt, Manish (Taylor & Francis, 2005-06)
    Intervention research for prevention of occupational low back injuries has focused on the effects of reducing extreme torso flexion and the external moment. Little is known about prevention strategies for torso twisting ...
  • Effect of torso flexion on the lumbar torso extensor muscle sagittal plane moment arms 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Marras, William S.; Gupta, Purnendu; Waters, Thomas R. (Elsevier BV, 2003-09)
    Accurate anatomical inputs for biomechanical models are necessary for valid estimates of internal loading. The magnitude of the moment arm of the lumbar erector muscle group is known to vary as a function of such variables ...
  • Maximum acceptable frequencies for females performing a drilling task in different wrist postures 

    Davis, Paul J.; Fernandez, Jeffrey E. (Human Ergology Society, 1994-12)
    This paper presents a study on the effect of wrist posture; flexion, extension, ulnar deviation, and radial deviation on maximum acceptable frequencies (MAF) for a drilling task using a psychophysical approach. Twelve ...
  • Physiological capacities of individuals with cerebral palsy 

    Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Pitetti, Kenneth H.; Betzen, M. T. (Sage Publications, 1990-08)
    The physical work capacity (PWC) and the physiological response to stimulated tasks of nine ambulatory individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) were studied. Energy demand for each work task was determined by percentage of PWC ...
  • Psychophysical lifting capacity over extended periods 

    Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Ayoub, M. M.; Smith, James L. (Taylor & Francis, 1991-01)
    The effect of time on an individual's lifting capacity over extended periods using a psychophysical approach was studied. Twelve male subjects estimated their lifting capacity in a 25 min period, and then attempted to lift ...
  • Psychophysically acceptable weights for a combination lifting task using bags with handles 

    Fredericks, T. K.; Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Rodrigues, C. C. (Human Ergology Society, 1994-12)
    This paper presents a study on a combination lift and lower manual handling task and was designed to simulate the loading of grocery bags into a car trunk. Twelve male subjects performed an externally paced task of lifting ...
  • Repeatability of a checklist for evaluating cab design characteristics of heavy mobile equipment 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Kittusamy, N. K.; Aedla, Pranathi B. (Taylor & Francis, 2007-12)
    Risk factors associated with the development of musculoskeletal discomfort and disorders during the operation of heavy mobile equipment include whole-body vibration and awkward and sustained joint postures of the shoulders, ...
  • Sagittal plane moment arms of the female lumbar region rectus abdominis in an upright neutral torso posture 

    Jorgensen, Michael J.; Marras, William S.; Smith, Francis W.; Pope, Malcolm H. (Pergamon, 2005-03)
    Prior imaging studies of torso muscle moment arms for use as inputs into biomechanical models have been derived from subjects lying supine. Recent research suggests moment arms of the rectus abdominis are larger when ...
  • Torso loading via a harness method activates trunk muscles less than a hand loading method 

    McMulkin, Mark L.; Woldstad, Jeffrey C.; Hughes, Richard E. (Pergamon, 1998-04)
    There is a need for data comparing muscle activity under equivalent moments at the torso using different loading methods. In torso biomechanics, it is often necessary to apply moments to people and then measure or predict ...
  • Training of ambulatory individuals with cerebral palsy 

    Fernandez, Jeffrey E.; Pitetti, Kenneth H. (W.B. Saunders, 1993-05)
    The effect of training on the physical work capacity (PWC) and the physiological response to simulated tasks of seven ambulatory individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) were studied. Energy demand for each work task was ...