Post-workout muscle building and repair blunted in obese adults, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Obesity is associated with a host of health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. According to a new study reported in the Journal of Physiology, obesity also diminishes a person's ability to build muscle after engaging in resistance exercise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patient-reported and performance-based measures of walking in mild-moderate Parkinson's disease - Leavy B, L öfgren N, Nilsson M, Franzén E.
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the relationships between patient-reported and performance-based walking measures in Parkinson's disease (PD) should inform clinical decision-making. The Walk-12G reliably captures perceived walking difficulties but has not been co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Feasibility of aerobic exercise in the subacute phase of recovery from traumatic brain injury: a case series - Morris TP, Costa-Miserachs D, Rodriguez-Rajo P, Finestres J, Bernabeu M, Gomes-Osman J, Pascual-Leone A, Tormos-Mu ñoz JM.
The objective of the trial program was to exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Visualizing ranges over time on mobile phones: a task-based crowdsourced evaluation - Brehmer M, Lee B, Isenberg P, Choe EK.
In the first crowdsourced visualization experiment conducted exclusively on mobile phones, we compare approaches to visualizing ranges over time on small displays. People routinely consume such data via a mobile phone, from temperatures in weather forecast... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The inter-tester reliability of the squeeze and bent-knee-fall-out tests in elite academy football players - O'Brien J, Santner E, Finch CF.
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the inter-tester reliability of two common tests for assessing hip and groin injuries, using a protocol closely reflecting normal clinical conditions. DESIGN: Same-session, single-trial, inter-tester reliability study. SETTI... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Risk of injury in royal air force training: does sex really matter? - Fallowfield JL, Leiper RG, Shaw AM, Whittamore DR, Lanham-New SA, Allsopp AJ, Kluzek S, Arden NK, Sanchez-Santos MT.
INTRODUCTION: Musculoskeletal injuries are common during military and other occupational physical training programs. Employers have a duty of care to reduce employees' injury risk, where females tend to be at greater risk than males. However, quantificatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Postural threat influences the conscious perception of body position during voluntary leaning - Cleworth TW, Inglis JT, Carpenter MG.
BACKGROUND: Height-related changes in postural control can alter feedback used to control balance, which may lead to a mismatch in perceived and actual sway changes during quiet stance. However, there is still a need to examine how these changes affect the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Upright balance control strategies during pregnancy - Danna-Dos-Santos A, Magalhaes AT, Silva BA, Duarte BS, Barros GL, Silva MFC, Silva CS, Mohapatra S, Degani AM, Cardoso VS.
BACKGROUND: Morphological and physiological changes during pregnancy are considered to interfere with the mechanisms of postural control and potentially increase the risk of falling. A clear understanding of these mechanisms is important to improve pre-nat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The problem of aggressive behavior in epilepsy: clinical and neurobiological aspects - Kutlubaev MA, Mendelevich VD.
Aggressive behavior is observed in a significant number of patients with epilepsy. The aggressive behavior is associated with structural and functional changes in the amygdala, orbitofrontal cortex and striatum. From the clinical point of view, aggressive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Assessment of an augmented reality apparatus for the study of visually guided walking and obstacle crossing - Binaee K, Diaz GJ.
To walk through the cluttered natural environment requires visually guided and anticipatory adjustments to gait in advance of upcoming obstacles. However, scientific investigation of visual contributions to obstacle crossing have historically been limited ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Accuracy of motor error predictions for different sensory signals - Joch M, Hegele M, Maurer H, M üller H, Maurer LK.
Detecting and evaluating errors in action execution is essential for learning. Through complex interactions of the inverse and the forward model, the human motor system can predict and subsequently adjust ongoing or subsequent actions. Inputs to such a pre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Sopite syndrome identified in a student naval aviator - Gemender MS, Sholes PC, Haight SP.
BACKGROUND: Sopite syndrome is a poorly understood symptom complex characterized by drowsiness and lethargy relating to motion sickness. Though often occurring in conjunction with the classic symptomatology of motion sickness, the literature suggests that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

An active suspension system for mitigating motion sickness and enabling reading in a car - DiZio P, Ekchian J, Kaplan J, Ventura J, Graves W, Giovanardi M, Anderson Z, Lackner JR.
INTRODUCTION: The advent of autonomous automobiles raises new challenges for maintaining passenger safety and comfort. The challenge addressed here is how to predict and mitigate motion sickness when passengers read in a moving vehicle. METHODS: We... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Putting sleep myths to bed
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Woolfson, A. Tags: Physiology books Source Type: news

Your genes are perfect: Human physiology co-evolved with food, not chemicals (drugs)
(Natural News) Medical advances have improved the lives of so many. Not only are we expected to reach the age of 70 (at minimum), our lives could not be more comfortable. But, according to renowned holistic cardiologist, Dr. Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC, our journey towards technological independence has caused us to lose a little bit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The influence of trait mindfulness on incident involvement among Chinese airline pilots: the role of risk perception and flight experience - Ji M, Yang C, Li Y, Xu Q, He R.
Introduction The primary objective of this study is to investigate the relationships between trait mindfulness, risk perception, flight experience, and incident involvement among Chinese airline pilots. METHOD The study used a sample consisting of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Representativity and univocity of traffic signs and their effect on trajectory movement in a driving-simulation task: regulatory signs - Vilchez JL.
INTRODUCTION: The effect of traffic signs in the motor behavior of drivers is not completely understood. Knowing how humans process the meaning of signs (not just by learning, but instinctively) will improve reaction time and decision making when traveling... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Investigating the role of socio-economic factors in comprehension of traffic signs using decision tree algorithm - Taamneh M.
This study... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Car following: comparing distance-oriented vs. inertia-oriented driving techniques - Blanch Mic ó MT, Lucas Alba A, Bellés Rivera T, Ferruz Gracia AM, Melchor Galán M, Delgado Pastor LC, Ruíz Jiménez F, Chóliz Montañés M.
The rationale behind most car-following (CF) models is the possibility to appraise and formalize how drivers naturally follow each other. Characterizing and parametrizing Normative Driving Behavior (NDB) became major goals, especially during the last 25 ye... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Using the Rapid Emergency Medicine Score to Zero in on EMS Quality
Conclusion Should REMS become an EMS standard? The potential applications of the score exist across the clinical, operational, and financial arenas of providing prehospital care. JFK currently uses REMS to assist in the validation of shutting off warning devices en route to the hospital, showing which patients gain no benefit through this added risk, and for which patients a few minutes may truly matter. The ability to provide bundles of care with empirical evidence of efficacy allows the leadership team to focus clinical efforts on improving the less-effective bundles as well as identifying providers in need of added trai...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James 'Jamie' Chebra, EMT-P, CEM, MS, DHAc Tags: Exclusive Articles Documentation & Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

A switch to turn fragrances on and off
(Salk Institute) Salk Institute and Purdue University scientists have discovered the switch in plants that turns off production of terpenoids -- carbon-rich compounds that play roles in plant physiology and are used by humans in everything from fragrances and flavorings to biofuels and pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Simple leg exercises could reduce impact of sedentary lifestyle on heart and blood vessels
(The Physiological Society) A sedentary lifestyle can cause an impairment of the transport of blood around the body, which increases the risk of disease in the heart and blood vessels. New research published in Experimental Physiology suggests that performing simple leg exercises whilst lying down might help to prevent these problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 21, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Driving after left ventricular assist device implantation - Hanke JS, Riebandt J, Wahabzada M, Nur F, Wahabzada A, Dogan G, Feldmann C, Haverich A, Popov AF, Zimpfer D, Schmitto JD.
Literature on driving capacities of ventricular assist device patients is rare and driving restrictions differ from center to center. Currently, no guidelines exist on whether and when left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients are allowed to begin dri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Quality and feasibility of sonographic measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter to estimate the risk of raised intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury in prehospital setting - Houz é-Cerfon CH, Bounes V, Guemon J, Le Gourrierec T, Geeraerts T.
OBJECTIVE: In Trauma brain injury (TBI) patients, early detection and subsequent prompt treatment of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is a challenge in the pre-hospital setting, as physical examination is limited in comatose patients, and invasive devi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The placebo effect in the motor domain is differently modulated by the external and internal focus of attention - Rossettini G, Emadi Andani M, Dalla Negra F, Testa M, Tinazzi M, Fiorio M.
Among the cognitive strategies that can facilitate motor performance in sport and physical practice, a prominent role is played by the direction of the focus of attention and the placebo effect. Consistent evidence converges in indicating that these two co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and stroke: does recovery differ? - Castor N, El Massioui F.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury and stroke often lead to cognitive, neurological and psychological disorders, which can result in many difficulties. Despite the existence of various disorders, improving cognitive capacities may be possible for these two... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Wearables for gait and balance assessment in the neurological ward - study design and first results of a prospective cross-sectional feasibility study with 384 inpatients - Bernhard FP, Sartor J, Bettecken K, Hobert MA, Arnold C, Weber YG, Poli S, Margraf NG, Schlenstedt C, Hansen C, Maetzler W.
BACKGROUND: Deficits in gait and balance are common among neurological inpatients. Currently, assessment of these patients is mainly subjective. New assessment options using wearables may provide complementary and more objective information. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Differential roles of the two raphe nuclei in amiable social behavior and aggression - an optogenetic study - Balazsfi D, Zelena D, Demeter K, Miskolczi C, Varga ZK, Nagyv áradi Á, Nyíri G, Cserép C, Baranyi M, Sperlágh B, Haller J.
Serotonergic mechanisms hosted by raphe nuclei have important roles in affiliative and agonistic behaviors but the separate roles of the two nuclei are poorly understood. Here we studied the roles of the dorsal (DR) and median raphe region (MRR) in aggress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Upper body accelerations during level walking in transtibial amputees - Paradisi F, Di Stanislao E, Summa A, Brunelli S, Traballesi M, Vannozzi G.
BACKGROUND: The observation of upper body movement is gaining interest in the gait analysis community. Recent studies involved the use of body-worn motion sensors, allowing translation of laboratory measurements to real-life settings in the context of pati... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Normative data for the sway balance system - Brett BL, Zuckerman SL, Terry DP, Solomon GS, Iverson GL.
OBJECTIVE: Static balance, postural stability, and reaction time are commonly impaired after a sport-related concussion. The Sway Balance System assesses postural sway (ie, stability) and simple reaction time using the triaxial accelerometer built into iOS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Individual differences relate to support for insanity and postpartum depression legal defenses: the mediating role of moral disengagement - Wood EF, Trescher SA, Miller MK, McDermott CM.
Postpartum depression defense (PPDD) is a form of insanity defense often used when mothers harm their children. Although courts have determined that insanity defenses, including PPDD, can be used as legitimate criminal defenses, such defenses are often mis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Damaging nature of decelerations: do we adequately prepare players? - Harper DJ, Kiely J.
Frequent and intense accelerations and decelerations are crucial elements of match play. Both accelerations and decelerations expose players to high levels of mechanical stress, are recognised as key contributors to overall biomechanical load, and may e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Concussion in motorsport? Experience, knowledge, attitudes, and priorities of medical personnel and drivers - Adams SA, Turner AP, Richards H, Hutchinson PJ.
OBJECTIVE: To assess concussion experiences, knowledge, and attitudes of motorsport medical personnel and drivers and to determine priority areas regarding concussion within the sport. DESIGN: Sequential mixed-method design. Part 1: stakeholder int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Expanding Glucagon Access and Use in the Prehospital Setting
In cases of severe hypoglycemia, an intramuscular injection of glucagon remains the preferred method of treatment.1 Unfortunately, in many states regulatory polices prevent EMT-Basics from being able to administer or carry glucagon, which makes treating such patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness far more complicated  and slower than necessary. In addition to the unavailability of glucagon, many EMTs aren’t permitted to perform blood glucose testing (i.e., fingersticks), which makes the identification and treatment of hypoglycemia even more challenging. Severe hypoglycemic events re...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Kahn, MD, MPH, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Expanding Glucagon Access and Use in the Prehospital Setting
In cases of severe hypoglycemia, an intramuscular injection of glucagon remains the preferred method of treatment.1 Unfortunately, in many states regulatory polices prevent EMT-Basics from being able to administer or carry glucagon, which makes treating such patients experiencing severe hypoglycemia with loss of consciousness far more complicated  and slower than necessary. In addition to the unavailability of glucagon, many EMTs aren’t permitted to perform blood glucose testing (i.e., fingersticks), which makes the identification and treatment of hypoglycemia even more challenging. Severe hypoglycemic events re...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 17, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Peter Kahn, MD, MPH, NREMT Tags: Exclusive Articles Patient Care Source Type: news

Cerebellum and cognition in multiple sclerosis: the fall status matters - Schreck LM, Ryan SPP, Monaghan PG.
Kalron et al. report people with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS) who fall show a decreased cerebellar volume along with decreased overall cognition compared to non-fallers. While this paper focuses on cerebellar and cognitive alterations in PwMS, these findings ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury induces transmissible tau pathology - Wood H.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Discriminative ability and clinical utility of the Timed Up and Go (TUG) in identifying falls risk in people with multiple sclerosis: a prospective cohort study - Quinn G, Comber L, McGuigan C, Galvin R, Coote S.
OBJECTIVE: To investigate discriminative ability and clinical utility of the Timed Up and Go under single- and dual-task conditions between fallers and non-fallers in multiple sclerosis (MS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Neurology ser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Age and gender differences in motor imagery - Subirats L, Allali G, Briansoulet M, Salle JY, Perrochon A.
This study aims 1) to inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease
(American Physiological Society) Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver's fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology--Endocrinology and Metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Theta-band oscillations as an indicator of mild traumatic brain injury - Kaltiainen H, Helle L, Liljestr öm M, Renvall H, Forss N.
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients continue to pose a diagnostic challenge due to their diverse symptoms without trauma-specific changes in structural imaging. We addressed here the possible early changes in spontaneous oscillatory brain activity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Test-retest reliability of non-linear methods to assess walking dynamics - Raffalt P, Alkjaer T, Brynj ólfsson B, J Rgensen L, Bartholdy CR, Henriksen M.
The present study investigated the day-to-day reliability (quantified by the absolute and relative reliability) of nonlinear methods that assess human locomotion dynamics. Twenty-four participants completed 5 minutes of treadmill walking at self-selected p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Wearable Devices: Useful Medical Insights or Just More Data?
Wearable devices are increasingly bought to track and measure health and sports performance: from the number of steps walked each day to a person's metabolic efficiency, from the quality of brain function to the quantity of oxygen inhaled while asleep. But the truth is we know very little about how well these sensors and machines work - let alone whether they deliver useful information, according to a new review published in Frontiers in Physiology. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - August 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Psychophysiological response of different aircrew in normobaric hypoxia training - Bustamante-S ánchez Á, Delgado-Terán M, Clemente-Suarez VJ.
Hypoxia remains the most important hazard in high altitude flights, but there is still a need for deeper analysis of the effect of hypoxia exposition in the psychophysiological and cognitive functions. The aim of this study was to study the effect of hypox... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Optimising the mandatory reporting process for drivers admitted to an inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit - MacDonald SL, Joseph PL, Cavaliere IJ, Bayley MT, Lo A.
Ontario physicians are legally obligated to report patients who may be medically unfit to drive to the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). Currently at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI), there are no standardised processes for MTO reporting, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Integrated profiling of phenotype and blood transcriptome for stress vulnerability and depression - Hori H, Nakamura S, Yoshida F, Teraishi T, Sasayama D, Ota M, Hattori K, Kim Y, Higuchi T, Kunugi H.
Etiology of depression and its vulnerability remains elusive. Using a latent profile analysis on dimensional personality traits, we previously identified 3 different phenotypes in the general population, namely stress-resilient, -vulnerable, and -resistant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Injuries in the Chinese arena football league: American versus Chinese players - Chen T, Wetzler A, Singer S, Feldman M, Rubenstein D, Gillespie G, Chen S, Wetzler M.
BACKGROUND: Arena football is an indoor version of American football played in indoor arenas on a smaller field with 8 players per team. Only 1 study has evaluated injury rates in arena football, and no study had compared 2 distinct cohorts of players. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Design considerations for low-level risk personal protective clothing: a review - Watson C, Troynikov O, Lingard H.
Personal protective clothing (PPC) is mandatory in hazardous industrial workplaces, but can increase thermophysiological strain, causing fatigue, reduced productivity, illness and injury. We systematically reviewed the literature on PPC and heat stress, fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Automatic measurement of fall risk indicators in timed up and go test - Dubois A, Bihl T, Bresciani JP.
Fall risk assessment is usually conducted in specialized centers using clinical tests. Most of the time, these tests are performed only after the occurrence of health problems potentially affecting gait and posture stability. Our aim is to define fall risk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A comparative perspective on lateral biases and social behavior - Forrester GS, Todd BK.
Cerebral lateralization and associated motor behaviors were historically thought to be characteristics unique to humans. Today, it is clear that these features are present and visible in other animal species. These shared attributes of brain and behavior s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news