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TitleMuscle loading and psychophysical effects of obesity during vertical handling tasks
Author(s)Colim, Ana S.
Arezes, P.
Flores, Paulo
Mesquita, Inês
Monteiro, Pedro
Vertical Handling
ORP Conference
Issue date2014
Abstract(s)It has been recognized by many researchers that the prevalence of obesity is a serious public health problem. Besides, obesity seems to negatively affect the individuals’ work performance. In occupational contexts, handling tasks, including lifting and/or lowering loads, are common and can produce significant muscle loading. With the aim of analysing the possible effect of obesity on workers’ performance, surface electromyography (EMG) data were collected bilaterally from muscles recruited during these tasks. Additionally, the participants reported physical loading by using the Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale. These techniques sought to analyze the physical loading during vertical handling tasks. The obtained results indicate that obesity seem to increase the muscle loading during vertical handling tasks. However, obesity level does not seem to influence the obtained RPE values.
TypeConference paper
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