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A measure of body movement coordination during repetitive dynamic lifting

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4 Author(s)
Boston, J.R. ; Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA ; Rudy, T.E. ; Mercer, S.R. ; Kubinski, J.A.

A method was developed to characterize the coordination of body movements during a prolonged repetitive isodynamic lifting task. Body movements, defined by angles at the hip and knee, were described by hyperbolic tangent models. The temporal midpoint and the risetime, normalized, by the total duration of the lift, were used to describe the timing of the lift, and differences between the hip and knee midpoints and between the hip and knee risetimes described the relative timing, or coordination, of the hip and knee movements. Control subjects tended to use a lifting pattern in which the two joints finished the movement at the same time, while patients with chronic lower back pain more frequently used a movement pattern in which the two joints finished the lifting movement at different times. The results suggest that the relative movement of the hip and knee may be important to consider when evaluating lifting differences between chronic low back pain patients and control subjects

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Rehabilitation Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 3 )