Integrating multi-modality imaging and biodynamic measurements for studying neck biomechanics during sustained-till-exhaustion neck exertions

Suman K. Chowdhury, Ryan M. Byrne, Yu Zhou, Tom Gale, Liying Zheng, William Anderst, Xudong Zhang

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Abstract

Neck musculoskeletal disorders have been associated with various occupational tasks, in particular tasks that require non-neutral sustained exertions. To gain a clear understanding of the neck biomechanics during such exertions, we have recently initiated an unprecedented integration of multi-modality state-of-the-art measurement procedures including dynamic radiographic imaging, surface-based motion capture, electromyography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. This paper describes an overview of our systematic, integrative efforts of in vivo biodynamic measurements during sustained-till-exhaustion neck exertions and multi-modality imaging data, and how such an integrated database can be used to construct subject-specific neck musculoskeletal models. A complete dataset of one participant is presented to illustrate the acquired data. In the next phase, subject-specific 'what-if' computer simulations will be implemented to understand the mechano-physiological effects of sustained-till-exhaustion neck exertions for different work scenarios and worker characteristics in order to derive effective injury prevention and intervention strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages986-990
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289531
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
EventHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017 - Austin, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

ConferenceHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 International Annual Meeting, HFES 2017
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period10/9/1710/13/17

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