Impact loading characteristics of the hand during backward fall arrest

Kyu Jung Kim, William P. Cooney, Kenton R. Kaufman, Kai Nan An

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Detailed impact force patterns on the hand during backward fall arrest were measured to isolate the possible injury mechanisms of Colles fractures. Tracings of the center of pressure (COP) movement during hand impact were estimated from the force platform data. The planar COP deviations from touchdown to steady state were then quantified. Statistical comparisons were made between the gender and fall type.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0791816117
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1999 Bioengineering Conference - Big Sky, MT, USA
Duration: 1999 Jun 161999 Jun 20


Other1999 Bioengineering Conference
CityBig Sky, MT, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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