A review of different pinch techniques


Ng, Poh Kiat and Bee, Meng Chauw and Saptari, Adi and Mohamad, Nor Akramin (2014) A review of different pinch techniques. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 15 (5). pp. 517-533. ISSN 1464-536X

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Individuals often pinch with preferred pinch techniques based on their experience and familiarity. However, researchers believe that pinch force exertions are not comparable across different pinch techniques. Hence, it is possible to pinch objects with incompatible pinch techniques during manual handling. This increases risks of developing musculoskeletal disorders. The preceding problem substantiates the need for a comprehensive understanding of definitions, categorisations and capacities of different pinch techniques. Nevertheless, the knowledge on pinch techniques appears to be highly dispersed and not compiled to a level systematic enough for further research. Thus, this review aims to develop a consolidated theoretical groundwork on pinch techniques. It presents an anthology of terminologies, previous findings and concepts underpinning different pinch techniques. While much research is still required, it is believed that an improved understanding on pinch techniques is now within sight, due to, in part, a structured review of their definitions, classifications and capacities.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2014 05:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 05:37
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/5797


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