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Document ID (ISN)67250
CIS number 96-1511
Year 1995
Convention or series no. Notes scientifiques et techniques 130
Author(s) Pichené A.
Title Quantification of biomechanical risk factors of carpal tunnel syndrome
Original title Quantification des facteurs de risque biomécaniques du syndrome du canal carpien [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sécurité, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Mar. 1995. ii, 201p. Illus. 62 ref.
Abstract Thesis. The biomechanical strain imposed on the wrists of operators in an automobile seat factory was determined by electromyographic, goniometric and video recordings. Fifteen workstations and/or tasks were analyzed. Indices of posture, force and repetitivity were calculated and used as factors in an equation expressing quantitatively the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome. This quantitative indicator of risk was compared with other indices used in the literature.
Descriptors (primary) carpal-tunnel syndrome; hazard evaluation; prediction formulae; risk factors; motor vehicle industry
Descriptors (secondary) posture recording; electromyography; thesis
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the nervous system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Risk evaluation