Wilder D, Rahmatalla S, and Fethke N, editors. Proceedings of the Third American Conference on Human Vibration, June 1-4, 2010, Iowa City, IA.

Conference Synopsis: When people interact with physical environments that produce vibration and mechanical shock, they can experience responses to the environment ranging from mild to life-changing depending on the characteristics of the exposure. The Third American Conference on Human Vibration, the third in a biennial series starting at NIOSH in 2006 and continuing in Chicago in 2008, provides a forum for scientists, engineers, ergonomists, medical doctors, industrial hygienists, educators, epidemiologists, health and safety specialists, physiologists, psychologists, students and others from government, industry, and academic institutions to discuss and advance research and education in the area of human response to vibration.

Understanding human responses to vibration allows interested stakeholders to improve vibration environments to reduce risks to their users. Conference topics will cover human responses to hand-transmitted and whole-body vibration in general and include measured human responses, modeling, experimental design, sensors, new technologies, and epidemiology studies. Contemporary issues related to prevention measures, occupational health, and data collection used to study the complex, dynamic human response to vibration will be addressed.

David G. Wilder, PhD
Conference Chair

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Proceedings of the Third American Conference on Human Vibration, June 1-4, 2010
David Wilder, University of Iowa
Salam Rahmatalla, University of Iowa
Nathan Fathke, University of Iowa
pp. 1-121

Tissue Response to Vibration

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Vibration Disrupts the Endothelial Barrier of Rat-Tail Arteries
Sandya Govindaraju, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Mwaba Chisela, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Danny Riley, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
pp. 17-18

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Characterizing Impact Vibration For Rat Tail Vibration Exposure Experiments
X. Xu, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
D. A. Riley, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
M. Persson, Atlas Copco Tools, Tooltex Division, SE-105 23 Stockholm, Sweden
D. E. Welcome, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
K. Krajnak, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
S. Govindaraju, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
R. G. Dong, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
pp. 19-20

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Shock Wave Vibration from a Riveting Hammer Causes Altered Sensory Perception and Cutaneous Nerve Damage in the Rat-Tail
Sandya Govindaraju, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Olaf Rogness, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee
Magnus Persson, Atlas Copco Tools, Tooltex Division, SE-105 23 Stockholm, Sweden
James Bain, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Danny Riley, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
pp. 21-22

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Apoliprotein Mimetic D-4F Precodition Effects to Prevent Vibration Injury -- Experiment in Rats
Ji-Geng Yan, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
David J. Rowe, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Lin Ling Zhang, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Kirkwood A. Pritchard Jr., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Danny Riley, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
pp. 23-24

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Vascular Responses to Vibration Are Frequency Dependent
Kristine Krajnak, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
G Roger Miller, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Stacey Waugh, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Claud Johnson, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Shengquio Li, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Michael Kashon, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
pp. 25-26

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Vascular Symptoms and Digital Plethysmography Abnormalities in the Feet of Workers With HAVS
Ron House, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hosptial, Toronto
Aaron Thompson, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hosptial, Toronto
Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Kristine Krajnak, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Depeng Jiang, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hosptial, Toronto
pp. 28-29

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Why Can Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Cause Redness on Volunteers? The Effect of Mechanical Vibration and Anxiety on Peripheral Blood Flow
Juliana Gonçalves Dornela, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Maria Lúcia Machado Duarte, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
pp. 30-31

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Functionality of a Rheometer-Bioreactor to Stress and Engineer Tissue at Sonic Frequencies
Sarah A. Klemuk, University of Iowa
Ingo R. Titze, University of Utah
pp. 32-33

HAV (Hand-Arm Vibration) Exposure Risk Reduction

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Process Management and Tool Selection to Minimize Risk of Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome
Mark B. Geiger, US Navy (OPNAV) Safety Liaison Office
Richard Borcicky, US Navy Fleet Readiness Center, East
Gavin Burdge, BMT Designers and Planners
James Chaney, Government Services Administration (GSA)
Steven G. Chervak, US Army Public Health Command
Ren G. Dong, Center for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Craig M. Henderson, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
Roy Jardin, Dynamics Research Corp
pp. 34-39

Characterizing HAV Effects and Environments

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Towards a Quantitative Sensory Test For Hand Numbness
A. J. Brammer, University of Connecticut Health Center and Envir-O-Health Solutions, Ottawa
M. G. Cherniack, University of Connecticut Health Center
E. Toppila, Finnish institute of Occupational health, Helsinki and Tampere University Hospital, Tampere
P. Sutinen, North Karelia Central Hospital, Joensuu
R. Lundström, University Hospital, Umeå
T. Nilsson, Sundsvall Hospital, Sundsvall
G. Neely, Umeå University, Umeå
T. Morse, University of of Connecticut Health Center
A. Sinha, University of of Connecticut Health Center
M. J. Eaman, Envir-O-Health Solutions, Ottawa
D. Peterson, University of of Connecticut Health Center
N. Warren, University of of Connecticut Health Center
pp. 41-42

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Effect of Gripping in a Trigger Posture on Apparent Mass of the Hand-Arm System
Neil J. Mansfield, Loughborough University, Loughborough
Nobuyuki Shibata, Japan National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Kazuma Ishimatsu, Japan National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
Setsuo Maeda, Japan National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
pp. 43-44

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Effects of Gloves on the Grip Strength Applied to Cylindrical Handles
Bryan Wimer, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Thomas W. McDowell, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Xueyan S. Xu, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Daniel E. Welcome, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Christopher Warren, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Ren G. Dong, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
pp. 45-46

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Laboratory Measurement of Riveting Hammer Vibration
T. W. McDowell, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
C Warren, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
D. E. Welcome, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
R. G. Dong, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
pp. 47-48

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Noise and Vibration Exposures to Dental Hygienists
Donald R. Peterson, University of Connecticut Health Center
Takafumi Asaki, University of Connecticut Health Center
Anthony J. Brammer, University of Connecticut Health Center
Martin G. Cherniack, University of Connecticut Health Center
pp. 49-50

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Mechanical Impedances Distributed at the Fingers and Palm of the Human Hand Subjected to 3-D Vibrations
Ren G. Dong, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Daniel E. Welcome, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Thomas W. McDowell, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Xueyan S. Xu, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
John Z. Wu, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
Subhash Rakheja, CONCAVE Research Center Concordia University, Montreal
pp. 51-52

HAV Modeling

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A Theoretical Analysis of Vibration Power Absorption Density in Human Fingertip
J. Z. Wu, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
R. G. Dong, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
D. E. Welcome, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
X. S. Xu, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
pp. 54-55

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Biomechanical Model of the Hand-Arm System to Simulate Distributed Biodynamic Responses
S. Adewusi, CONCAVE Research Center Concordia University, Montreal
S. Rakheja, CONCAVE Research Center Concordia University, Montreal
P. Marcotte, IRSST, Montreal
pp. 56-57

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Semi-Analytic Estimation of the Response of Hand-Held Tools and Its Applications
Robin DeJager-Kennedy, University of Cincinnati
Jay Kim, University of Cincinnati
pp. 58-59

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Two-Step Approach Using Lumped Parameter and Fem Models For Hand and Arm Vibration Analysis
S. Pattnaik, University of Cincinnati
J. Kim, University of Cincinnati
pp. 60-61

Knowledge Gaps and Diagnosis Related to WBV

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Whole-Body Vibration Knowledge Gaps in the Us
Helmut W. Paschold, Ohio University
pp. 63-64

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Differential Diagnosis of Whole-Body Vibration Related Disorders
Eckardt Johannsing, Occupational and Environmental Life Science, Albany
pp. 65-66

Characterizing WBV Environments and Effects

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Differences in Whole Body Vibration Exposures Between a Cab-Over and Conventional Flatbed Truck
Peter W. Johnson, University of Washington
Patrik Rynell, University of Washington
Ryan Blood, University of Washington
pp. 67-68

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Evaluation of Whole-Body Vibration at Workplaces of Trolleybus Drivers and Prophylactic Measures
Igor M. Dudnyk, The Gorky Donetsk National Medical University
Olena A. Kossenkova-Dudnyk, The Gorky Donetsk National Medical University
pp. 69-70

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A Comparison of 1980’s and Current Generation Locomotive Seats Relative to Whole Body Vibration Health Effects
Dennis A. Mitchell,
Luis Morales,
pp. 71-72

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Effect of Backrest Contact on the Apparent Mass of the Seated Human Body Exposed to Single-Axis and Dual-Axis Excitation
Yi Qiu, University of Southampton
Michael J. Griffin, University of Southampton
pp. 73-74

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Human Response to Single and Combined Sinusoidal Vertical Vibration
Lauren Gant, University of Iowa
David Wilder, University of Iowa
Donald Wasserman, University of Iowa
pp. 76-77

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Whole-Body Vibration Response Through the Upper Limbs Associated With Reaching Movements and Posture
Heon-Jeong Kim, University of Michigan
Bernard J. Martin, University of Michigan
pp. 78-79

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Transmission of Acceleration From Vibrating Exercise Platforms to the Lumbar Spine and Head
Robert Caryn, University of Western Ontario
J. P. Rdickey, University of Western Ontario
Alan Salmoni, University of Western Ontario
Tom J. Hazell, University of Western Ontario
pp. 80-81

Comfort, Preception and Performance in WBV Environments

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Gender Difference of Subjective Responses to Whole-Body Vibration Under Standing Posture
Nobuyunki Shibata, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
Kazuma Ishimatsu, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
Setsuo Maeda, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
pp. 82-83

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Effects of Whole-Body Vibration on the Perceived Duration of a Visual Stimulus Presentation
Kazuma Ishimatsu, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
Nobuyuki Shibata, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
Setsuo Maeda, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
pp. 84-85

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The Effect of Exposure Duration on Whole-Body Vibration Comfort
Priscila A. de Araújo, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Maria Lúcia M. Duarte, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Frederico C. Horta, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Lucas A. Penna de Carvalho, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guilherme G. Roca Arenales, Universidade Federal De Minas Gerais, Brazil
pp. 87-88

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Masked Thresholds For Fore-And-Aft Vibration of the Back
Miyuki Morioka, University of Southampton
Michael J. Griffin, University of Southampton
pp. 89-90

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Comfort Based Seat Selection to Minimize 6 DOF Wholebody Vibration in Integrated Steel Manufacturing Mobile Machinery
Michele Oliver, University of Guelph, Guelph
Leanne Conrad, University of Guelph, Guelph
Robert J. Jack, University of Guelph, Guelph and Laurentian University, Sudbury
James P. Dickey, University of Western Ontario
Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, Sudbury
pp. 91-92

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Rating Methods For Dynamic Seating Comfort to Be Applied With Numerical Seat Models, Vibration Dummy Tests and Passenger Ride Tests
S. Pankoke, Woelfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH + Co. KG, Hoechberg
A. Siefert, Woelfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH + Co. KG, Hoechberg
pp. 93-94

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Are Comfort Predictions From ISO 2631-1 and Self-Reported Comfort Values During Occupational Exposure to Whole-Body Vehicular Vibration Related?
Katherine Plewa, University of Western Ontario
James P. Dickey, University of Western Ontario
Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Michele Oliver, University of Guelph, Guelph
pp. 95-96

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Effect of Head-Neck Posture on Human Discomfort During WBV
Jonathan DeShaw, University of Iowa
Salam Rahmatalla, University of Iowa
pp. 97-98

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Performance Assessment During Military Aircraft Operational Vibration Exposure
Suzanne D. Smith, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB
Jennifer G. Jurcsisn, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB
Cecelia J. Harrison, Infoscitex Corporation, Dayton
pp. 100-101

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Influence of Driving Speed, Terrain, Seat Performance and Vehicle Vibration Control Features on Vibration Exposure
Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Michael Contratto, Caterpillar, Peoria
Jim Dickey, University of Western Ontario
pp. 102-103

Analysis and Modeling of WBV Responses

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Neuromotor Transmissibility of Horizontal Seatpan Vibration and a Mathematical Model
Vinay A.H. Reddy, University of Kansas
Raghu R. Channamallu, University of Kansas
Sara E. Wilson, University of Kansas
pp. 105-106

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Multibody Modelling of the Vertical Apparent Mass and Fore-And-Aft Cross-Axis Apparent Mass of the Seated Human Body With a Backrest
Guangtai Zheng, University of Southampton
Yi Qiu, University of Southampton
Michael J. Griffin, University of Southampton
pp. 107-108

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Analysis of Coupling Effects in Seated Body Biodynamic Responses to Multi-Axis Vibration
S. Mandapuram, CONCAVE Research Center Concordia University, Montreal
S. Rakheja, CONCAVE Research Center Concordia University, Montreal
P-E. Boileau, Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail, Montréal,
pp. 109-110

WBV Exposure Risk Reduction

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Seat Air Bladder System For Protecting Vehicle Occupants From Shock and Vibration
D. D. Reynolds, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
G. Ladkany, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
pp. 111-112

Foot Response to WBV Exposure

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Vibration-White Foot: a Case Report
Aaron Thompson, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hosptial, Toronto
Ron House, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hosptial, Toronto
Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Kristine Krajnak, Health Effects Laboratory Division, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV
pp. 113-114

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Examination of Vibration Characteristics For Workers Exposed to Vibration Via the Feet
Mallorie Leduc, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Tammy Eger, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Alison Godwin, Laurentian University, Sudbury
Jim Dickey, University of Western Ontario
Ron House, University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hosptial, Toronto
pp. 115-116

Instrumentation

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Design of a Low Cost Wireless Acquisition System For Human Vibration Measurement in Harsh Environments
Pierre Marcotte, IRSST, Montreal
Sylvain Ouellette, CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, Val-d’Or
Jérôme Boutin, IRSST, Montreal
Gilles LeBlanc, CANMET Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories, Val-d’Or
pp. 118-119

Pelvis Orientation Control

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Pelvic Repositioning in Low Back Pain Patients
D. G. Wilder, University of Iowa
E. Owens, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington
M. R. Gudavalli, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
R. D. Macken, University of Iowa
T. Xia, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
R. Vining, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
K. Pohlman, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
L. Corber, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
W. Meeker, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
C. Goertz, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
J. G. Pickar, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport
pp. 120-121