Topography of the activation of the lumbar back muscle system at the computer screen workplace

Project No. BG18 #034

Status:

completed 12/1996

Aims:

Prevention of work-induced damage of spine

Activities/Methods:

Analysis of muscle activities of the spine during lifting and carrying loads

Results:

Normally asymmetric activation of the lumbar back muscle system (see also project 18#032); pronounced inter-individual differences in activation patterns, high intra-individual pattern stability also following short relaxation exercises/breaks; signs of fatigue already appear after relatively short work periods (15 mins)

Publications:

Referat auf "Prävention von berufs-/arbeitsbedingten Gesundheitsstörungen und Erkrankungen - 3. Erfurter Tage" 12/96

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten
Research institution(s):
  • Institut für pathologische Physiologie der Universität Jena
  • Arbeitsgruppe Motorik
Branche(s):

food industry

Type of hazard:

design of work and technology

Catchwords:

Bildschirmarbeit, gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen und Störungen

Description, key words:

Function of the lumbar back muscle system at the computer screen workplace