TRANSMISSION OF VIBRATION ABOUT THE KNEE

  • T. Furness
  • C. Joseph
  • B. Share
  • G. Naughton
  • W. Maschette
  • C. Lorenzen
Keywords: transmission, vibration, root mean square acceleration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine and describe effects of knee flexion angle, stance width and vibration platform frequency on the transmission of vertical acceleration about the knee. Fifteen adults were exposed to various vibration conditions while standing on a side-to-side vibration platform. Vertical acceleration data, expressed as transmission, were shown to be attenuated for all vibration conditions. A larger degree of knee flexion however, was conducive to greater attenuation about the knee. Such information may be used to develop vibration training programs with a more thorough understanding of effects of vibration.