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Orthopaedic Ergonomics Laboratory - Lifting Biomechanics

We have performed studies aimed at furthering our understanding of the loads on the spine during lifting and how they change with variations of the lifting tasks performed.


The effects of lifting speed on the peak external forward bending, lateral bending, and twisting spine moments

The influence of initial horizontal weight placement on the loads at the lumbar spine while lifting

The effects of lifting speed and load magnitude on the torsional and lateral bending moments during twisting