An Evaluation of Different Lifting Postures Using the Biofeedback (EMG

Experiment 4 Ergonomics

I. lifting posture and lifting weight contribute to fatigability  To determine the best lifting posture that can provide least muscle activity .  To check if gender. Problem  To assess how different lifting postures affect muscle activity and fatigue.

II. Methodology  Material EMG machine with Biograph Infinity Software Camera 10-kilogram Weight 5-kilogram Weight EMG Patches (Surface EMG Electrode Stickers)  Stickers as Body Landmarks for ErgoMaster      .

height: 160. age: 18.455846 cm.8 ± 0. height: 174.447214 years.636727 cm. Methodology  Research Design For this study.8 ± 0. the researchers included two groups of subject: male (n=5. . weight: 68.032436 kg) female (n=5. age: 18.83667 years.274 ± 3. weight: 53.68182 ± 0.572 ± 3.825723 kg).72727 ± 5.II.

The knees are relatively straight ± as a result. the only way to lift the box is to use the spine (as opposed to the legs). The incorrect way to lift.  The head is angled backwards. with the neck bent ± this compresses the neck and leaves the back even more susceptible to injury. . From this position. the subject has to bend over with his back in order to reach the object in the first place.

The knees are fully bent. The correct way to lift. including the neck. allowing the object to be grasped without bending the spine. and hence lowers the risk of strain.  The whole back. . is kept fully straight at all stages of the lift.  The subject isn¶t looking at the object (he is looking straight ahead). prevents them from moving. This locks the vertebrae in the spine.

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