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.