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Static Biomechanical Modeling in Manual Lifting

Though most manual tasks in industry involve significant body motions, it continues to be very helpful

to evaluate specific exertions within a manual task by performing a static biomechanical analysis. Such

analyses are normally performed by combining the postural information (body angles) obtained from a

stopped frame video image (or photograph) of a worker, and measured forces exerted at the hands. The

latter is often obtained with a simple handheld force gauge.