12. Basic Biomechanics and Workstation Design

  1. Gavriel Salvendy4,5
  1. William S. Marras1,2,3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch12

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Marras, W. S. (2012) Basic Biomechanics and Workstation Design, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 5

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biodynamics Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    COHAM, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Institute for Ergonomics, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350

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Keywords:

  • basic biomechanics;
  • workstation design;
  • biomechanical principles, in reducing stress;
  • trade-offs in work design;
  • personalized hybrid spine models

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Role of Biomechanics in Ergonomics

  • Biomechanical Concepts

  • Application of Biomechanical Principles to Reducing Stress in the Workplace

  • Biomechanical Modeling as a Means of Assessing and Contolling Risk

  • Summary

  • References