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Orthopaedic Ergonomics Laboratory - Lifting Belts


Can Lifting Belts Help Prevent Back Injury?

We have tested several hypotheses regarding the biomechanical effectiveness of lifting belts. These include changes in psychophysically determined lifting strength, trunk motions, and trunk stiffness during pulling tasks and sudden loading events.

Abstracts

Lifting belts: a psychophysical analysis

Effect of lifting belts, foot movement, and lift asymmetry on trunk motions

Trunk muscle use during pulling tasks: effects of a lifting belt and footing conditions

Effects of a lifting belt on spine moments and muscle recruitments after unexpected sudden loading

Effects of a lifting belt on trunk muscle activation during a suddenly applied load