Biomechanics of wrist guards during fall arrests

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

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Biomechanics of wrist guards during fall arrests was discussed. The impact force on the hand was studied when wrist guards were used during forward and backward fall arrests. It was found that the current design of wrist guards does not provide advantages or benefits for absorbing the fall impact energy which can reduce wrist injuries during fall arrests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-272
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineering Division (Publication) BED
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
EventProceedings of the 2001 Bioengineering Conference - Snowbird, UT, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2001Jul 1 2001

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  • Engineering(all)


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