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Document ID (ISN)66345
CIS number 96-1143
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kumar S.
Title Development of predictive equations for lifting strengths
Bibliographic information Oct. 1995, Vol.26, No.5, p.327-341. Illus. 34 ref.
Abstract Lifting strengths were measured for 30 subjects (18 males and 12 females) performing stoop lifts and squat lifts. For each lift, strengths were tested in standard posture, and isokinetic and isometric modes at half, three-quarters and full horizontal individual reach distances in sagittal, 30░ lateral and 60░ lateral planes. There was a significant correlation between lifting strength on one hand and the sex of the subject, and the reach, plane and velocity of the lift on the other; more than 70% of variance in lifting strength was accounted for by the anthropometric variables and sagittal plane strength values. Human lifting strength capabilities may be predicted based on simple anthropometric and strength characteristics.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; lifting strength; prediction formulae; anthropometry; work posture
Descriptors (secondary) prediction; sex-linked differences
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Work posture