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Orthopaedic Ergonomics Laboratory - Sudden Loading

The body's response to a sudden loading event, especially when unanticipated, may be key to understanding the injury initiation process and how such injuries can be prevented.


The effects of preview and task symmetry on trunk muscle response to sudden loading

Trunk loading & expectation

The development of response strategies in preparation for sudden loading to the torso

The effects of a temporal warning signal on the biomechanical preparations for sudden loading

Trunk flexion strategies during sudden loading

Trunk kinematics and trunk muscle activity during a rapidly applied load

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

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