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Wrist and thumb joint postures and motions - measurements using electrogoniometry and EMG

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Title: Wrist and thumb joint postures and motions - measurements using electrogoniometry and EMG
Authors: Jonsson, Per M G
Issue Date: 29-Oct-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Public Health and Community Medicine
Parts of work: I) Per Jonsson, Peter W. Johnson. Comparison of measurement accuracy between two types of wrist goniometer systems. Applied Ergonomics. 2001 Dec; 32(6):599-607.

II) Peter W. Johnson, Per Jonsson and Mats Hagberg. Comparison of measurement accuracy between two wrist goniometer systems during pronation and supination. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. 2002 Oct; 12/5: 413-420.

III) Per Jonsson, Peter W. Johnson and Mats Hagberg. Accuracy and feasibility of using an electrogoniometer for measuring simple thumb movements. Ergonomics. 2007 50(5): 647-59.

IV) Per Jonsson, Peter W. Johnson, Mats Hagberg and Mikael Forsman. Thumb joint movement and muscular activity during mobile phone texting – a methodological study. Submitted for publication.
Date of Defence: 2009-11-18
Disputation: Onsdagen den 18 november 2009, kl. 9.00 i Hörsal Karl Isaksson, Medicinaregatan 16 A, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Accuracy
Input device
Information and communication technology
Mobile phone
Muscle activity
Abstract: Correct measurements of the joints’ extreme postures, velocity and repetitiveness are important for studies of the origin of musculoskeletal disorders. Posture measurements of wrist and thumb joints may also provide insights into input device designs that may reduce effort and/or facilitate productivity. Electrogoniometry offers a relatively simple and objective way to measure joint postures and motions. The expectation is that electrogoniometric instruments will provide better measures of postu... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-7930-3
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Doctoral Theses from Sahlgrenska Academy



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