Muscles impulses using top-loader type of washing machine with different entrance heights and drum depths

Young Kuen Cho, Seong Guk Kim, Dohyung Lim, Dong Hyun Kim, Han Sung Kim, Chang Yong Ko

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Abstract

This study was conducted to evaluate impulses in muscles during washing using top-loader type of washing machine and to predict the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Experimental and virtual three-dimensional motion analyses were performed repeatedly with six healthy females using a top-loader type of washing machine at different entrance heights and drum depths. We calculated impulses of muscles from the motion data. Impulses of the latissimus dorsi and erector spinae muscles were the highest of those in the muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1440016
JournalJournal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 19

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  • Biomedical Engineering

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