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Amber Alpaugh
07-16-1998, 11:25 PM
Hello fellow BIOMCH-Lers:

I am an Ergonomics Research Assistant at the University of Waterloo and
would really appreciate your help with an issue.

I am looking for static joint moment strength data to compare with
calculated values from a static biomechanical model used to assess
industrial tasks.

I need gender- and relative joint angle- specific maximum flexor and
extensor moment values for the elbow, shoulder, back, hip, knee and
ankle joints. Either age-specific or data representing the 20-65 yr old
working population would be appreciated.

I am surprised by the lack of such information in the literature and am
wondering if anyone knows of either published or unpublished (thesis)
papers or databases of information. I have included a list of references
that I already have, for your reference. Thank you in advance for any
help that you can provide. I will post all responses.

Amber Alpaugh

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Chaffin, D.B. (1998). Population strengths prediction in Human CAD
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