Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory           

Publications

Selected publications by faculty, staff and students in the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory:

Scientific Articles

Radwin, R. G. and Armstrong, T. J. Assessment of hand vibration exposure on an assembly line, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 46(4), 211-219, 1985.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Armstrong, T. J. and Chaffin, D. B.  Power hand tool vibration effects on grip exertions, Ergonomics, 30(5), 833-855, 1987.  [PDF]

Armstrong, T. J., Fine, L. J, Radwin, R. G. and Silverstein, B. S.  Ergonomics and the effects of vibration in hand intensive work, Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, 13, 286-289, 1987.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., VanBergeijk, E., and  Armstrong, T. J.  Muscle response to pneumatic hand tool reaction forces, Ergonomics, 32(6), 655–673, 1989.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Armstrong, T. J, and VanBergeijk, E.  Vibrating power hand tools used in automotive assembly, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 51(9), 510–518, 1990.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Vanderheiden, G. C. and Lin, M. L.  A method for evaluating head-controlled computer input devices using Fitts’ law, Human Factors, 32(4), 423-438, 1990.  [PDF]

Jensen, T. R., Radwin, R. G., and Webster, J. G.  A conductive polymer sensor for measuring external finger forces, Journal of Biomechanics, 24 (9), 851-858, 1991.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Wertsch, J. J., Jeng, O-J, and Casanova, J.  Ridge detection tactility deficits associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, Journal of Occupational Medicine, 33(6), 730-736, 1991. [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Masters, G. P., and Lupton,F. W.  A linear force summing hand dynamometer independent of point of application, Applied Ergonomics, 22(5), 339-345, 1991.  [PDF]

Lin, M. L., Radwin, R. G., and Vanderheiden, G. C.  Gain effects on performance using a head-controlled computer input device, Ergonomics, 35(2), 159-175, 1992.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Oh, S., Jensen, T. R., and Webster J. G.  External finger forces in submaximal static prehension, Ergonomics, 35(3), 275-288, 1992.  [PDF]

Oh, S. and Radwin,  R. G.  Pistol grip power tool handle and trigger size effects on grip exertions and operator preference, Human Factors, 35(3), 551-569, 1993.  [PDF]

Rodriquez, A. A., Radwin, R. G., and Jeng, O. J.  Median nerve electrophysiologic parameters and psychomotor performance in carpal tunnel syndrome, Electromyography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 33, 311-319, 1993. [PDF]

Radwin, R. G. and Lin, M. L.  An analytical method for characterizing repetitive motion and postural stress using spectral analysis, Ergonomics, 36(4), 379-389, 1993.  [PDF]

Jeng, O. J., Radwin, R. G., and Rodriquez, A. A.  Functional psychomotor deficits associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, Ergonomics, 37(6), 1055-1069, 1994.  [PDF]

Yoon, J. S. and Radwin,  R. G.  The accuracy of consumer-made body measurements for women’s mail order clothing, Human Factors, 36(3), 557-568, 1994. [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Jeng, O. J., and Gisske, E. T.  A new automated tactility test instrument for evaluating hand sensory function, IEEE Transactions on Rehabilitation Engineering, 1(4), 220-225, 1994.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Lin, M. L., and  Yen,T. Y.  Rapid Communication. Exposure assessment of biomechanical stress in repetitive manual work using frequency-weighted filters, Ergonomics, 37(12), 1984-1998, 1994.  [PDF]

Ceron, R. J., Radwin, R. G., and Henderson, C.  Hand skin temperature variations for work in moderately cold environments and the effectiveness of periodic rewarming, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 56(5), 558-567, 1995. [PDF]

Yen, T. Y. and Radwin, R. G.  A video-based system for acquiring biomechanical data synchronized with arbitrary events and activities, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 42(9),944-948, 1995.  [PDF]

Jeng, O. J. and Radwin,R. G.  A gap detection tactility test for measuring sensory deficits associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, Ergonomics, 38(12), 2588-2601, 1995.  [PDF]

Beebe, D. J., Hsieh, A. S., Denton, D. D., and Radwin, R. G.  A silicon force sensor for robotics and medicine, Sensors & Actuators, 50 (1-2), 55-65, 1996. [PDF]

Carvalho, A. A. and Radwin, R. G.  A new method for extending the range of conductive polymer sensors for contact force, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 17(3), 285-290, 1996.  [PDF]

Schaab, J. A., Radwin, R. G., Vanderheiden, G. C., and Hansen, P. K.  A comparison of two control-display gain measures for head-controlled computer input devices, Human Factors, 38(3), 390-403, 1996. [PDF]

Radwin, R. G. and Jeng, O. J.  Activation force and travel effects on overexertion in repetitive key tapping, Human Factors, 39(1), 130-140, 1997. [PDF]

Oh, S. A., and Radwin, R. G. The effects of power hand tool dynamics and workstation design on handle kinematics and muscle activity. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 20(1), 59-74, 1997.  [PDF]

Lin, M. L., Radwin, R. G., and Snook, S. H.  A single metric for quantifying biomechanical stress in repetitive motions and exertions, Ergonomics, 40(5), 543-558, 1997.  [PDF]

Oh, S., Radwin, R. G. and Fronczak, F. J.  A dynamic mechanical model for hand force in right angle nutrunner operation, Human Factors, 39(3), 497-506, 1997.  [PDF]

Jeng, O. J., Radwin, R. G., and Fryback, D. J.  Preliminary evaluation of a sensory and psychomotor functional test battery for carpal tunnel syndrome, part 1: confirmed cases and normals, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 58, 852-860, 1997.  [PDF]

Jeng, O. J., Radwin, R. G., Moore, J. S., Roberts, M., Garrity, J., and Oswald, T.  Preliminary evaluation of a sensory and psychomotor functional test battery for carpal tunnel syndrome, part 2: selected industrial subjects, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 58, 885-892, 1997.  [PDF]

Beebe, D. J., Denton, D. D., Radwin, R. G. and Webster, J. G.  A silicon-based tactile sensor for finger-mounted applications, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 45(2), 151-159, 1998.   [PDF]

Oh, S. and Radwin, R. G. The influence of target torque and torque build-up time on physical stress in right angle nutrunner operation, Ergonomics, 41(2), 188-206, 1998.  [PDF]

Lin, M. L. and Radwin, R. G. Agreement between a frequency-weighted filter for continuous biomechanical measurements of repetitive wrist flexion against a load and published psychophysical data, Ergonomics, 41(4), 459-475, 1998.  [PDF]

Lin, M. L. and Radwin, R. G. Validation of a frequency-weighted filter for continuous biomechanical measurements of repetitive wrist flexion against a load, Ergonomics, 41(4), 476-484, 1998.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G. and Ruffalo, B. A. Computer key switch force-displacement characteristics and short-term effects on localized fatigue, Ergonomics, 42(1), 160-170, 1998.  [PDF]

Yen, T. Y. and Radwin, R. G., Automated job analysis using upper extremity biomechanical data and template matching, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 25(1), 19-28, 1999. [PDF]

Weigert B.J., Rodriquez A. A., Radwin R. G., and Sherman J., Neuromuscular and psychological characteristics in subjects with work-related forearm pain, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 78(6), 545-51, 1999.  [PDF]

Yen, T. Y and Radwin, R. G. Comparison between spectral analysis and observational analysis for quantifying biomechanical stress in repetitive industrial work, Ergonomics, 43(1), 106-132, 2000. [PDF]

Lin, J. H., Radwin, R. G., and Richard, T. G.  A dynamic model of the hand and arm in pistol grip power hand tool usage, Ergonomics, 44(3), 2001. [PDF]

Szabo, R. L. Radwin, R. G., and Henderson, C. J. The influence of knife sharpness on poultry processing operator exertions and the effectiveness of re-sharpening, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 62(4), 428-433, 2001. [PDF]

Yen, T. Y. and Radwin, R. G. A comparison between analysis time and inter-analyst reliability using spectral analysis of kinematic data and posture classification, Applied Ergonomics, 33(1), 85-93, 2002. [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Marras, W. S., and Lavender, S. L. Biomechanical aspects of work related musculoskeletal disorders, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Systems, 2(2), 2002[PDF]

Sesto, M. E., Radwin R. G., Salvi, F. J. Functional deficits in carpal tunnel syndrome, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 44(2),133-40, 2003.  [PDF]

Lin, J. H.,  Radwin, R. G., Fronczak, F. J., and Richard, T. G.  Forces associated with pneumatic power screwdriver operation: statics and dynamics, Ergonomics, 46(12), 1161–1177, 2003. [PDF]

Lin, J. H, Radwin, R. G., and Richard, T. G. A single-degree-of-freedom dynamic model predicts the range of human responses to impulsive forces produced by power hand tools, Journal of Biomechanics, 36(12), 1845-1852, 2003. [PDF]

Lin, J. H, Radwin, R. G., and Richard, T. G.  Handle dynamics predictions for selected power hand tool applications, Human Factors, 45(4), 645-656, 2003.  [PDF]

Edgren, C. S., Radwin, R. G., and Irwin, C. B.  Grip Force Vectors for Varying Handle Diameters and Hand Sizes, Human Factors, 46(2), 244-351, 2004. [PDF]

Sesto, M. E., Radwin, R. G., Best, T. M., and Richard, T. G.  Upper limb mechanical changes following short duration repetitive eccentric exertions, Clinical Biomechanics, 19 (9), 921-928, 2004.  [PDF]

Radwin, R. G., Sesto, M. E., and Zachary, S. V. Functional tests for quantifying recovery following carpal tunnel surgery, Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 86-A(12):2614-20, 2004. [PDF]

Sesto, M. E., Radwin, R. G., Block, W. F. and Best, T. M. Anatomical and mechanical changes following repetitive eccentric exertions, Clinical Biomechanics, 20 (1), 41-49, 2005.  [PDF]

Lin, J. H, Radwin, R. G., and Nembhard , D. A.  Ergonomics applications of a mechanical model of the human operator in power hand tool operation, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 2(2), 111-9, 2005.  [PDF]

Sesto, M. E., Radwin, R. G., and Richard, T. G. Short-term changes in upper extremity dynamic mechanical response parameters following power hand tool use. Ergonomics, 48(7), 807-820, 2005.  [PDF]

Sesto, M. E. and Radwin R. G., Block, W., and Best, T. M.  Assembly worker upper limb dynamic mechanical properties, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 3(2), 72-79, 2006. [PDF]

Ku, C. H., Radwin, R. G., and Karsh B. T.  Power hand tool kinetics associated with upper limb injuries in an automobile assembly plant, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 4(6), 391-9, 2007. [PDF]

Meyer, R. H. and Radwin, R. G. Comparison of stoop versus prone postures for a simulated agricultural harvesting task, Applied Ergonomics, 38(5), 549-55. 2007.  [PDF]

Yen, T. Y. and Radwin, R. G. Usability testing by multimedia video task analysis. Medical Instrumentation: Accessibility and Usability Considerations, 159-172.  [Google Books]

Felton, E. A., Lewis, N. L., Wills, S. A., Radwin, R. G., and Williams, J. C. Neural signal based control of the Dasher writing system, Neural Engineering, Proceedings of the 3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, 366-370, 2007.  [PDF]

Sesto, M. E., Chourasia, A. O., Block, W. F., and Radwin, R. G. Mechanical and magnetic resonance imaging changes following eccentric or concentric exertions, Clinical Biomechanics,23(7),961-8, 2008.  [PMC]

Irwin, C. B. and Radwin, R. G. A new method for estimating hand internal loads from external force measurements, Ergonomics, 51(2):156-67, 2008.  [PDF]

Chourasia, A. O., Sesto, M. E. Block, W. F., and Radwin, R. G. Prolonged mechanical and physiological changes in the upper extremity following short-term simulated power hand tool use, Ergonomics 52(1), 15-24, 2009.  [PDF]

Felton, E. A., Radwin, R. G., Wilson, J. A. and Williams, J. C. Evaluation of a modified Fitts law brain-computer interface target acquisition task in able and motor disabled individuals, Journal of Neural Engineering, 6(5), 056002, 2009. [PDF]

Irwin, C. B. and Sesto, M. E.  Reliability and Validity of the MAP (Multi-Axis Profile) Dynamometer with Younger and Older Participants, Journal of Hand Therapy Jul–Sep; 23(3): 281–289, 2010.  [PMC]

Felton, E. A., Williams, J. C., Vanderheiden, G. C and Radwin, R. G.  Mental Workload during Brain-Computer Interface Training, Ergonomics, 55(5), 526-537, 2012.  [PMC]

Ponto, K., Kimmel, R., Kohlmann, J., Bartholomew, A., and Radwin, R. G. Virtual Exertions: a user interface combining visual information, kinesthetics and biofeedback for virtual object manipulation. In 3D User Interfaces (3DUI), 2012 IEEE Symposium on (pp. 85-88). IEEE., 2012. [PDF]

Irwin, C.B., Towles, J. D., Radwin, R. G.  Development and Application of a Multi-Axis Dynamometer for Measuring Grip Force, Ergonomics 56 (12), 1841-1849, 2013 [PMC]

Chen, C-H., Hu, Y. H., Yen, T. Y. and Radwin, R. G.  Automated Video Exposure Assessment of Repetitive Hand Motion, Human Factors, 55(2), 298 – 308, 2013.  [PMC]

Ponto, K., Gleicher, M., Radwin, R. G., and Shin, H. J.  Perceptual calibration for immersive display environments, IEEE Transaactions on Visulaization and Computer Graphics,19(4), 691-700, 2013. [PMC]

Radwin, R. G., Chourasia, A. O., Howery, R. S., Fronczak, F. J., Yen,  T. Y., Subedi, Y., and Sesto, M. E.  Factors Influencing Power Hand Tool Fastening Accuracy and Reaction Forces, Human Factors, 2014.  [Request Reprint]

Chen, K. B., Kimmel, R. A., Bartholomew, A., Ponto, K., Gleicher, M. L. and Radwin, R. G., Manually locating physical and virtual reality objects, Human Factors, 56(6), 1163-1176, 2014.  [Request Reprint]

Radwin, R. G., Azari, D. P., Lindstrom, M. J., Ulin, S. S., Armstrong, T. J., and Rempel, D., A frequency-duty cycle equation for the ACGIH hand activity level, Ergonomics, 58(2), 173-183, 2015. [PMC]

Akkas, O., Azari, D. P., Chen, C. H. E., Hu, Y. H., Ulin, S. S., Armstrong, T. J., Rempel, D. and Radwin, R. G. A hand speed–duty cycle equation for estimating the ACGIH hand activity level rating. Ergonomics, 58(2), 184-194, 2015. [PMC]

Xu, X., Chen, K. B., Lin, J. H., and Radwin, R. G., The accuracy of the Oculus Rift virtual reality head-mounted display during cervical spine mobility measurement, Journal of Biomechanics, Jan 19, 2015. [Open Access]

Chen, K. B., Ponto, K. B, Tredinnick, R. D. and Radwin, R. G., Virtual Exertions: Evoking the sense of exerting forces in virtual reality using gestures and muscle activity, Human Factors, 57(4), 658-673, 2015.  [Request Reprint]

Irwin, C.B., Towles, J.D and Radwin, R.G., Multi-Axis Grip Characteristics for Varying Handle Diameters and Effort, Human Factors, 57(2), 227-237, 2015.  [Request Reprint]

Chen, C-H., Azari, D., Hu, Y. H., Lindstrom, M., Thelen, D., Yen, T., and Radwin, R. G., The accuracy of conventional 2D video for quantifying upper limb kinematics in repetitive motion occupational tasks, Ergonomics, 58(12), 2057-2066, 2015.  [PMC]

Chen, K. B., Xu, X., Lin, J-H., and Radwin, R. G., Evaluation of Older Driver Head Functional Range of Motion using Portable Immersive Virtual Reality, Experimental Gerontology, 70, 150-156, 2015. [Request Reprint]

Related Publications

Radwin, R. G. and J. T. Haney.  An Ergonomics Guide to Hand Tools. Fairfax, Va.: American Industrial Hygiene Association, 1996.  [PDF]

Steering Committee for the Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Research Base, Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Report, Workshop Summary, and Workshop Papers, National Research Council, National Academy Press, 1999.  [Read Online]

Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace, Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace: Low Back and Upper Extremities, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press, 2001. [
Read Online]

Parasuraman, R., Hancock, P., Radwin, R., and Marras, W., Defending the Independence of HF/E Science, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin, 46(11), 1, 5, 2003. [PDF]