Ruolo della coattivazione della muscolatura del tronco nella valutazione del rischio biomeccanico

Translated title of the contribution: Rudolph muscle co-activation index in lifting tasks

Alberto Ranavolo, Silvia Mari, Carmela Conte, Mariano Serrao, Alessio Silvetti, Sergio Iavicoli, Francesco Draicchio

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Abstract

One of the mechanisms adopted by the central nervous system to stabilize the joints or the spine is muscle co-activation. Nevertheless during lifting tasks muscle co-activation increases spinal load. For co-activation assessment during 3 lifting tasks at increasing load levels we utilized a time-varying co-activation algorithm proposed by Rudolph in 2000. We found that Rudolph co-activation index grew with lifting index. The time-varying co-activation index gave a continuous measure of low back compression. A time-varying co-activation index could be of great interest in all conditions in which NIOSH equation is not applicable.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)347-350
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume36
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

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Muscles
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U.S.)
Spine
Central Nervous System
Joints

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Medicine(all)

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Ranavolo, A., Mari, S., Conte, C., Serrao, M., Silvetti, A., Iavicoli, S., & Draicchio, F. (2014). Ruolo della coattivazione della muscolatura del tronco nella valutazione del rischio biomeccanico. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia, 36(4), 347-350.

Ruolo della coattivazione della muscolatura del tronco nella valutazione del rischio biomeccanico. / Ranavolo, Alberto; Mari, Silvia; Conte, Carmela; Serrao, Mariano; Silvetti, Alessio; Iavicoli, Sergio; Draicchio, Francesco.

In: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.10.2014, p. 347-350.

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Ranavolo, A, Mari, S, Conte, C, Serrao, M, Silvetti, A, Iavicoli, S & Draicchio, F 2014, 'Ruolo della coattivazione della muscolatura del tronco nella valutazione del rischio biomeccanico', Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 347-350.
Ranavolo, Alberto ; Mari, Silvia ; Conte, Carmela ; Serrao, Mariano ; Silvetti, Alessio ; Iavicoli, Sergio ; Draicchio, Francesco. / Ruolo della coattivazione della muscolatura del tronco nella valutazione del rischio biomeccanico. In: Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia. 2014 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 347-350.
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