Effects of grip span, wrist position, hand and gender on grip strength

B. Ramakrishnan, Lisa A. Bronkeman, Susan Hallbeck

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Abstract

The effects of grip span, wrist position, hand, gender and anthropometric dimensions on grasp strength have been examined, but none have looked at all factors combined. A thorough understanding of the relations between these various factors would help minimize workplace risks and improve safety. Thus, a study was performed to relate these factors. A correlation study revealed that wrist circumference has a reasonably good correlation between the non-dominant hand and the largest span of the handle in the neutral wrist position. Palm thickness and hand breadth yielded significance in two of the three handle spans. The ANOVA showed that all the main effects were significant at the 0.01 level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc.
Pages554-558
Number of pages5
Volume1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2) - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 24 1994Oct 28 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Part 2 (of 2)
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period10/24/9410/28/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Ramakrishnan, B., Bronkeman, L. A., & Hallbeck, S. (1994). Effects of grip span, wrist position, hand and gender on grip strength. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Vol. 1, pp. 554-558). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Inc..