Optimal Human Posture-Analysis of a Waitperson Holding a Tray
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v96, n4-5 (September-December, 1996), 93-96
This paper explores optimal human posture for burden bearing. The optimization is based upon a uniform muscle stress criterion. This criterion, when used with the governing mechanical equations, removes a redundancy thus enabling a solution of the equations. The paper then presents an application with a waitperson holding a tray. The results are seen to be consistent with observed practices. Implications for dynamic analysis and for optimal performance are discussed.
Author Institution: Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Nuclear Engineering, University of Cincinnati ; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Feng Chia University
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