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The Biomechanics of Pushing and Pulling Tasks.
TEXAS TECH UNIV LUBBOCK CENTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
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A considerable amount of work has been done to determine the forces that man can exert on loads. However, very little has been done to determine the skeletal configurations an operator should assume in front of a load to be most efficient. This report investigates these skeletal configurations and selects an optimum for pushing as well as pulling of loads. It also includes a biomechanical analysis of the forces and torques developed at the joints as well as on the lower spine. Author
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