Anthropometric and blood flow characteristics leading to EVA hand injury

Roedolph A. Opperman, James M. Waldie, Alan Natapoff, Dava J. Newman, Jason Hochstein, Luca Pollonini, Rafat R. Ansari, Jeffrey A. Jones

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The aim of this study was to explore if fingernail delamination injury following EMU glove use may be caused by compression-induced blood flow occlusion in the finger. During compression tests, finger blood flow decreased more than 60%, however this occurred more rapidly for finger pad compression (4 N) than for fingertips (10 N). A pressure bulb compression test resulted in 50% and 45% decreased blood flow at 100 mmHg and 200 mmHg, respectively. These results indicate that the finger pad pressure required to articulate stiff gloves is more likely to contribute to injury than the fingertip pressure associated with tight fitting gloves.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAE Technical Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
EventInternational Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2009 - Savannah, GA, United States
Duration: Jul 12 2009Jul 12 2009


OtherInternational Conference on Environmental Systems, ICES 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySavannah, GA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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