Effects of agricultural quad bike driving on postural control

15/10/2015

Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2015, online

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Date of publication: August 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Driving a quad bike in a rural occupational setting is likely to expose the driver to various physical stimuli including whole-body vibration (WBV). These exposures may be linked to post-driving postural alterations which in turn could lead to an increased risk of spinal injury while undertaking manual material handling activities immediately following driving or falls while exiting from a vehicle. The findings will inform ergonomists about the potential risk involved in carrying out physically demanding occupational tasks following vehicle driving. This putative situation could be prevented by adopting behavioural strategies by drivers, and engineered interventions designed to reduce WBV exposure.

Length of publication: 1 page

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A 12 week whole body vibration RCT for balance improvement

13/12/2013

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013, Vol 94 no 11 p. 2112-2118

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This trial compared whole body vibration (WBV) to a control group to test how much balanced was improved in people with diabetes. It was found to improve balance in participants with diabetes, and the findings may have important implications for falls prevention for this group in the primary care sector.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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