Hand positions at possible critical points in the stoop-iift movement

Kippers V. and Parker A.W. (1983) Hand positions at possible critical points in the stoop-iift movement. Ergonomics, 26 9: 895-903. doi:10.1080/00140138308963417

Author Kippers V.
Parker A.W.
Title Hand positions at possible critical points in the stoop-iift movement
Journal name Ergonomics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-5847
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00140138308963417
Open Access Status
Volume 26
Issue 9
Start page 895
End page 903
Total pages 933
Subject 3307 Human Factors and Ergonomics
3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
2209 Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
3200 Psychology
3202 Applied Psychology
Abstract Erectores spinae exhibit a period of electrical silence during trunk flexion from the erect position and return extension. This study defined the positions of the fingertips relative to the floor at the end-points of the period of myoelectric silence. These points are termed ‘critical1 and were investigated in 15 male and 15 female young adults (x = 21 years). The two critical points were similar in terms of the fingertip- floor distance (, Y = 030m) and significantly different from the maximally flexed position (x = 0.04 m). There were no significant differences between the experi­mental groups in the flexed positions. Anthropometric differences had little effect on the measures. The fingertip-floor distance provided a good estimate of trunk and hip flexion but was a poor indicator of the degree of flexion of the thoracolumbar vertebral column.
Q-Index Code C1
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