Jack T Dennerlein

Summary

Affiliation: Northeastern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prediction of trapezius muscle activity and shoulder, head, neck, and torso postures during computer use: results of a field study
    Jennifer L Bruno Garza
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:292. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Anaphylaxis treatment: ergonomics of epinephrine autoinjector design
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Northeastern University, Boston, Mass Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    Am J Med 127:S12-6. 2014
  3. pmc The effect of over-commitment and reward on trapezius muscle activity and shoulder, head, neck, and torso postures during computer use in the field
    Jennifer L Bruno Garza
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:1190-200. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Biomechanical loading on the upper extremity increases from single key tapping to directional tapping
    Jin Qin
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 21:587-94. 2011
  5. pmc Developing a framework for predicting upper extremity muscle activities, postures, velocities, and accelerations during computer use: the effect of keyboard use, mouse use, and individual factors on physical exposures
    Jennifer L Bruno Garza
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:691-8. 2012
  6. pmc Ergonomic practices within patient care units are associated with musculoskeletal pain and limitations
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:107-16. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Changes in posture through the use of simple inclines with notebook computers placed on a standard desk
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Appl Ergon 43:400-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Interpolation of segment Euler angles can provide a robust estimation of segment angular trajectories during asymmetric lifting tasks
    Xu Xu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Biomech 43:2043-8. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Inertia artefacts and their effect on the parameterisation of keyboard reaction forces
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ergonomics 52:1259-64. 2009
  10. pmc Bicycle guidelines and crash rates on cycle tracks in the United States
    ANNE C LUSK
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1240-8. 2013

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Publications51

  1. pmc Prediction of trapezius muscle activity and shoulder, head, neck, and torso postures during computer use: results of a field study
    Jennifer L Bruno Garza
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 15:292. 2014
    ..Alternative exposure assessment techniques are needed...
  2. doi request reprint Anaphylaxis treatment: ergonomics of epinephrine autoinjector design
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Northeastern University, Boston, Mass Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass Electronic address
    Am J Med 127:S12-6. 2014
    ..After selection of the most appropriate autoinjector, hands-on training, practice, and drills should be implemented. ..
  3. pmc The effect of over-commitment and reward on trapezius muscle activity and shoulder, head, neck, and torso postures during computer use in the field
    Jennifer L Bruno Garza
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Ind Med 56:1190-200. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Biomechanical loading on the upper extremity increases from single key tapping to directional tapping
    Jin Qin
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 21:587-94. 2011
    ..Identifying the biomechanical loading patterns associated with these fundamental movements of keying improves the understanding of the risks of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders for computer keyboard users...
  5. pmc Developing a framework for predicting upper extremity muscle activities, postures, velocities, and accelerations during computer use: the effect of keyboard use, mouse use, and individual factors on physical exposures
    Jennifer L Bruno Garza
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 9:691-8. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Ergonomic practices within patient care units are associated with musculoskeletal pain and limitations
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Ind Med 55:107-16. 2012
    ..With the high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for patient care unit workers, prevention efforts through ergonomic practices within units may be related to symptoms associated with typical work-related MSDs...
  7. doi request reprint Changes in posture through the use of simple inclines with notebook computers placed on a standard desk
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Appl Ergon 43:400-7. 2012
    ..For portable, temporary computing environments where internal input devices are used, users may find improved head and neck postures with acceptable wrist extension postures with the utilization of a 12° incline...
  8. doi request reprint Interpolation of segment Euler angles can provide a robust estimation of segment angular trajectories during asymmetric lifting tasks
    Xu Xu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Biomech 43:2043-8. 2010
    ..In conclusion, interpolation of segment Euler angles can provide a robust estimation of segment angular trajectories during asymmetric lifting when measurement error of interpolation points can be controlled at a low level...
  9. doi request reprint Inertia artefacts and their effect on the parameterisation of keyboard reaction forces
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ergonomics 52:1259-64. 2009
    ..Findings from this study characterise inertia artefacts in typing force measures and provide a method for eliminating them. These artefacts can add variability to measures, masking possible differences between subject groups...
  10. pmc Bicycle guidelines and crash rates on cycle tracks in the United States
    ANNE C LUSK
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:1240-8. 2013
    ..We studied state-adopted bicycle guidelines to determine whether cycle tracks (physically separated, bicycle-exclusive paths adjacent to sidewalks) were recommended, whether they were built, and their crash rate...
  11. doi request reprint Upper extremity biomechanics in computer tasks differ by gender
    Erik J Won
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:428-36. 2009
    ..This laboratory study examined gender differences in upper extremity postures, applied forces, and muscle activity when a computer workstation was adjusted to individual anthropometry according to current guidelines...
  12. doi request reprint Does elevating and tilting the input device support surface affect typing force and postural exposures of the wrist?
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Work 39:187-93. 2011
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  13. doi request reprint Computer keyswitch force-displacement characteristics affect muscle activity patterns during index finger tapping
    David L Lee
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 19:810-20. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that simply changing the force-displacement characteristics of a keyswitch changes the dynamic loading of the muscles, especially in the intrinsic muscles, during keyboard work...
  14. doi request reprint Thumb motor performance varies with thumb and wrist posture during single-handed mobile phone use
    Matthieu B Trudeau
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115 6021, USA
    J Biomech 45:2349-54. 2012
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  15. doi request reprint Wrist posture affects hand and forearm muscle stress during tapping
    Jin Qin
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Appl Ergon 44:969-76. 2013
    ..This study demonstrated from the perspective of internal tissue loading the importance of maintaining neutral wrist posture during keying activities...
  16. pmc Typing keystroke duration changed after submaximal isometric finger exercises
    Che Hsu Joe Chang
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Eur J Appl Physiol 105:93-101. 2009
    ..After the finger was exposed to isometric exercises, changes in typing keystroke duration coincided with changes in the physiological state of the finger flexor and extensor muscles...
  17. doi request reprint Variance in direct exposure measures of typing force and wrist kinematics across hours and days among office computer workers
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ergonomics 55:874-84. 2012
    ..Within subjects, day and hour of measurement had a significant effect on some measures and thus should be accounted for when comparing measures within a subject...
  18. doi request reprint A force plate based method for the calibration of force/torque sensors
    Gert S Faber
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02139, USA
    J Biomech 45:1332-8. 2012
    ..Using the calibration matrices based on "pushing against manual resistance" resulted in similar RMSDs, proving it to be the best single loading method...
  19. ncbi request reprint A single video camera postural assessment system to measure rotation of the shoulder during computer use
    Jennifer L Bruno
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Appl Biomech 28:343-8. 2012
    ..During normal computer work, the video system provided shoulder rotation angle values similar to those of a three-dimensional system, thus making it a viable and simple instrument to use in field studies...
  20. pmc Musculoskeletal pain and psychological distress in hospital patient care workers
    Silje Endresen Reme
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Occup Rehabil 22:503-10. 2012
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  21. doi request reprint The effect of load weight on balance control during lateral box transfers
    Robert D Catena
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ergonomics 53:1359-67. 2010
    ..This study suggests that larger load weights during lateral material handling tasks adversely affect balance control and may create a vulnerability to imbalance throughout the entire manoeuvre...
  22. doi request reprint Daily self-reports resulted in information bias when assessing exposure duration to computer use
    Che Hsu Joe Chang
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Ind Med 53:1142-9. 2010
    ..Self-reported exposure duration to computer use is widely used in exposure assessment, and this study examined the associated information bias in a repeated measures setting...
  23. doi request reprint Notebook computer use on a desk, lap and lap support: effects on posture, performance and comfort
    Krishna Asundi
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Ergonomics 53:74-82. 2010
    ..A better understanding of the postures assumed during notebook computer use can improve usage guidelines to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries...
  24. ncbi request reprint Thumb motor performance varies by movement orientation, direction, and device size during single-handed mobile phone use
    Matthieu B Trudeau
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Hum Factors 54:52-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if thumb motor performance metrics varied by movement orientation, direction, and device size during single-handed use of a mobile phone device...
  25. doi request reprint Estimating in vivo passive forces of the index finger muscles: Exploring model parameters
    Jin Qin
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Biomech 43:1358-63. 2010
    ..8Ncm. These new parameters may improve dynamic modeling of the finger during sub-maximal force activities and are based on in vivo data rather than traditional in vitro data...
  26. doi request reprint Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles
    Justin G Young
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Work 41:81-91. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to determine how head and neck postures vary when using two media tablet (slate) computers in four common user configurations...
  27. pmc Results of a pilot intervention to improve health and safety for health care workers
    Caitlin Eicher Caspi
    From the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Dr Caspi, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn Department of Physical Therapy Dr Dennerlein, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass New England Research Institutes Mr Kenwood and Dr Stoddard, Watertown, Mass College of Nursing Dr Hopcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill Department of Occupational Heath Dr Hashimoto, Partner s Healthcare, Inc, Boston, Mass Department of Society, Human Development and Health Dr Sorensen, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass and Center for Community Based Research Dr Sorensen, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass
    J Occup Environ Med 55:1449-55. 2013
    ..To test the feasibility of a multicomponent pilot intervention to improve worker safety and wellness in two Boston hospitals...
  28. ncbi request reprint Changes in upper extremity biomechanics across different mouse positions in a computer workstation
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ergonomics 49:1456-69. 2006
    ..In conclusion, of these alternative mouse positions, the HM position was the least desirable, whereas the CM position reduced overall awkward postures associated with mouse-intensive computer tasks...
  29. doi request reprint Lifting style and participant's sex do not affect optimal inertial sensor location for ambulatory assessment of trunk inclination
    Gert S Faber
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Biomech 46:1027-30. 2013
    ..In conclusion, regardless of participant's sex or lifting style, the optimal IS location for the measurement of TI is at about 25% of the distance from the sacrum to C7...
  30. ncbi request reprint A single video camera postural assessment system to measure rotation of the shoulder during computer use
    Jennifer L Bruno
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
    J Appl Biomech 28:343-8. 2012
    ..During normal computer work, the video system provided shoulder rotation angle values similar to those of a three-dimensional system, thus making it a viable and simple instrument to use in field studies...
  31. doi request reprint A novel wearable measurement system for ambulatory assessment of joint loading in the occupational setting
    Gert Faber
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Work 41:5527-8. 2012
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Alternative computer mouse design and testing to reduce finger extensor muscle activity during mouse use
    David L Lee
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Hum Factors 49:573-84. 2007
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Comparing polynomial and cubic spline interpolation of segment angles for estimating L5/S1 net moment during symmetric lifting tasks
    Xu Xu
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02139, USA
    J Biomech 43:583-6. 2010
    ..These results suggest that cubic spline interpolation on body segments angles provides a more robust basis for calculating L5/S1 net moment from a few key video frames...
  34. ncbi request reprint Observed finger behaviour during computer mouse use
    David L Lee
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Appl Ergon 39:107-13. 2008
    ..Potential applications of these findings include future computer input device designs to reduce finger lifting behaviour and exposures to risk factors of hand/forearm musculoskeletal pain...
  35. ncbi request reprint The contribution of the wrist, elbow and shoulder joints to single-finger tapping
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02139, USA
    J Biomech 40:3013-22. 2007
    ..For FS tapping, the kinematic and kinetic data indicate that the wrist and elbow contribute significantly, working in synergy with the finger joints to create the fingertip tapping task...
  36. doi request reprint Development of a safety communication and recognition program for construction
    Emily H Sparer
    Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    New Solut 25:42-58. 2015
    ..This pilot program showed that construction workers value solidarity with others on site, demonstrating the importance of health and safety programs that engage all workers through a reliable and consistent communication infrastructure. ..
  37. pmc Integration of health protection and health promotion: rationale, indicators, and metrics
    Glorian Sorensen
    From the Dana Farber Cancer Institute Drs Sorensen, McLellan, and Allen, Boston, Mass Harvard School of Public Health Drs Sorensen, Pronk, Okechukwu, and Wagner, Boston, Mass Northeastern University Dr Dennerlein, Boston, Mass HealthPartners, Inc Dr Pronk, Minneapolis, Minn Boston University School of Public Health Dr Boden, Boston, Mass Partners HealthCare, Inc Dr Hashimoto, Boston, Mass Boston College Law School Dr Hashimoto, Newton Centre, Mass New England Research Institutes Dr Stoddard, Watertown, Mass and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Dr Wagner, Washington, DC
    J Occup Environ Med 55:S12-8. 2013
    ..To offer a definition of an "integrated" approach to worker health and operationalize this definition using indicators of the extent to which integrated efforts are implemented in an organization...
  38. ncbi request reprint Keyswitch orientation can reduce finger joint torques during tapping on a computer keyswitch
    Aruna D Balakrishnan
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Hum Factors 48:121-9. 2006
    ..To examine the effects of keyswitch orientation on joint torques...
  39. doi request reprint 0056 Patterns of site-employment of construction workers on and off commercial construction sites in new England and the relationship to musculoskeletal pain
    Emily H Sparer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:A5. 2014
    ..Yet, scant quantitative information exists in the scientific literature on the relationship between worksite mobility patterns and musculoskeletal disorders...
  40. doi request reprint 0057 Qualitative findings from a safety communication and recognition program on safety awareness and teambuilding in construction
    Emily H Sparer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:A66. 2014
    ..To qualitatively explore the impact of a safety communication and recognition program ("B-SAFE") on safety attitudes and beliefs among construction workers...
  41. doi request reprint Physical activity at work contributes little to patient care workers' weekly totals
    Peter E Umukoro
    From the Department of Environmental Health Drs Umukoro, Arias, and Dennerlein, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass Centre for Sport and Exercise Education Dr Stoffel, Camosun College, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences Drs Stoffel and Sorensen, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass Department of Occupational Health Dr Hopcia, Partners HealthCare, Inc, Boston, Mass Department of Health Systems Science Dr Hopcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Ill Center for Community Based Research Dr Sorensen, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass and Department of Physical Therapy Dr Dennerlein, Bouve College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass
    J Occup Environ Med 55:S63-8. 2013
    ..To determine the number of minutes of moderate and vigorous physical activity at work in comparison to weekly total minutes in a pilot study of 50 hospital patient care workers...
  42. ncbi request reprint Forearm electromyographic changes with the use of a haptic force-feedback computer mouse
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Factors 48:130-41. 2006
    ..To examine changes in biomechanical and motor control associated with a force-feedback computer mouse...
  43. doi request reprint Effects of forearm and palm supports on the upper extremity during computer mouse use
    Lynn C Onyebeke
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Appl Ergon 45:564-70. 2014
    ..Participants reported less musculoskeletal discomfort when using a support. These results provide recommendations for office workstation setup and inform ergonomists of effective ways to reduce musculoskeletal exposures. ..
  44. doi request reprint A novel method for assessing the 3-D orientation accuracy of inertial/magnetic sensors
    Gert S Faber
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, 71 Frankland Road, Hopkinton, MA 01748, USA Research Institute MOVE, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands Electronic address
    J Biomech 46:2745-51. 2013
    ..Using the direct Euler angle comparison method, the residuals were in general larger due to singularity issues, and the expected significant difference between inertial/magnetic sensor attitude and heading accuracy was not present. ..
  45. doi request reprint A wide range of activity duration cutoffs provided unbiased estimates of exposure to computer use
    Che Hsu Chang
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:790-6. 2008
    ..It is concluded that activity duration cutoffs ranging from 28 to 60 sec provided unbiased estimates of computer use duration...
  46. ncbi request reprint Different computer tasks affect the exposure of the upper extremity to biomechanical risk factors
    Jack T Dennerlein
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Ergonomics 49:45-61. 2006
    ..Comparing different types of computer work demonstrates that mouse use is prevalent in most computer tasks and is associated with more constrained and non-neutral postures of the wrist and shoulder compared to keyboarding...
  47. doi request reprint Is renovation riskier than new construction?: an observational comparison of risk factors for stepladder-related falls
    Christopher J Ronk
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:579-85. 2011
    ..We aimed to quantify the prevalence of stepladder-related fall hazards in general construction and to compare the risks on renovation worksites to new construction build sites...
  48. pmc The role of the work context in multiple wellness outcomes for hospital patient care workers
    Glorian Sorensen
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:899-910. 2011
    ..To examine the relationships among low back pain (LBP), inadequate physical activity, and sleep deficiency among patient care workers, and of these outcomes to work context...
  49. doi request reprint Evaluating the effect of four different pointing device designs on upper extremity posture and muscle activity during mousing tasks
    Michael Y C Lin
    Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Appl Ergon 47:259-64. 2015
    ..These results show that computer pointing device design and location elicit significantly different postures and forearm muscle activities during use, especially for the hand posture metrics. ..
  50. pmc Risk of injury for bicycling on cycle tracks versus in the street
    ANNE C LUSK
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Inj Prev 17:131-5. 2011
    ..72 (95% CI 0.60 to 0.85) compared with bicycling in reference streets. These data suggest that the injury risk of bicycling on cycle tracks is less than bicycling in streets. The construction of cycle tracks should not be discouraged...