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Books Chapters

Refereed Papers Published in Books:

Kumar S, Narayan Y. (1999) Muscle fatigue in trunk rotation: Axial and combined motions. Contemporary Ergonomics. Editors: MA Hansen, EJ Lovesey and SA Robertson, Taylor & Francis Ltd., London: pp. 250-254.

Kumar S. (1998) Occupational health and safety in Canada. German Ergonomics Society and University of Aachen website.

Kumar S, Narayan Y, Chouinard K, Zedka M. (1996) Effort production and perception by industrial workers. In Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, vol. 1, Ed: Mital et al. Publisher International Society of Occupational Ergonomics & Safety, Cincinnati, Ohio, pp. 89-93.

Zedka M, Kumar S, Narayan Y. (1996) Comparison of surface EMG signals between electrode types, interelectrode distances and electrode orientation in isometric exercise of erector spinae muscle. In Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, vol. 1, Ed: Mital et al. Publisher International Society of Occupational Ergonomics & Safety, Cincinnati, Ohio, pp. 551-556.

Kumar S. (1995) Rehabilitation Ergonomics: Rationale, Means, and Justification. In Proceedings of World Conference on Ergonomics. Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Oct 16-20, 1995, 84-89.

Kumar S, Zedka M, Narayan Y. (1995) Normative characteristics of axial rotation. In Proceedings of World Conference on Ergonomics. Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Oct 16-20, 1995, 669-672.

Kumar S, Simmonds M. (1995) Assessment of spinal mobilization. In Proceedings of World Conference on Ergonomics. Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Oct 16-20, 1995, 673-676.

Kumar S. (1995) Isolated planar isometric and isokinetic trunk strength among normals. In. Adv. Ind. Erg. & Saf. Res. Editor A. Bittner, Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd. London, pp. 765-770.

Kumar S. (1995) Intersubject variation in biomechanical and psychophysical variables with the use of a bifocal computer desk. In. Adv. Erg. & Saf. Res. Editor A. Bittner, Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd. London, pp. 1033-1039.

Kumar S. (1994) Functional evaluation of human back. In Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Ed: S. Kumar, Publisher Human Factors Association of Canada, Toronto, pp. 85-87.

Kumar S. (1994) Model of code of professional conduct for ergonomists: values, aims and proposed code. In Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Editor S. Kumar. Publisher – Human Factors Association of Canada, Toronto, pp. 128-130.

Simmonds M, Kumar S. (1994) Influence of knowledge on assessment of WCB and non WCB low-back pain patients. In Rehabilitation Ergonomics, Ed: S. Kumar, Publisher – Human Factors Association of Canada, Toronto, pp. 164-166.
13. Kumar S. (1994) Development of predictive equations for lifting strength. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research. Ed: F. Aghazadeh, Taylor & Francis Ltd. London, pp. 671-677.

Kumar S, Narayan Y, Bacchus C. (1994) Symmetric and asymmetric two handed push-pull strength of young adults. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research. Ed: F. Aghazadeh. Taylor & Francis Ltd. London, pp. 713-719.

Kumar S. (1993) A model for overexertion, safety and risk. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety. V (Editors) R. Nielsen and K. Jorgensen, pp. 169-176. Taylor & Francis Ltd. London.

Kumar S. (1993) The accuracy of trunk posture perception among young male subjects. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety. V (Editors) R. Nielsen & K. Jorgensen, pp. 225-229. Taylor & Francis Ltd. London.

Kumar S, Garand D. (1992) Static and dynamic lifting strength at different reach distances in symmetrical and asymmetrical planes. In The Ergonomics of Manual Work (Ed) Marras et al, pp. 219-222. Taylor & Francis Ltd. June 1993.

Kumar S, Mital A. (1993) Physiological and psychophysical responses of manual materials handling in symmetrical and asymmetrical planes with reduced clearance and standing room. In The Ergonomics of Manual Work. (Editors) Marras et al, pp. 111-114. Taylor & Francis Ltd. June 1993.

Kumar S. (1993) The role of the intra-abdominal pressure in the mechanics of the human trunk. In “Advances in Idiopathic Low Back Pain” Editor E. Ernst, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 86-90.

Kumar S. (1992) Ergonomics in Rehabilitation: A conceptual model. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics IV. Edited by S. Kumar, Taylor & Francis Publishing, London & Washington, pp. 1157-1164.

Kumar S, Simmonds M. (1992) Effort perception as an ergonomic tool. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics IV. Edited by S. Kumar, Taylor & Francis Publisher, London & Washington, pp. 637-643.

Kumar S, Phan Q, Perry P, Garand D. (1991) Push-pull strength at three heights. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics-III. Ed. W. Karwowski and J. Yates. Taylor & Francis, London pp. 225-230.

Kumar S. (1990) Analysis of selected high risk operations in a garment industry. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II. Editor B. Das. London. Taylor and Francis pp. 227-236.

Kumar S, Garand D. (1990) Computerized electromyography for Ergonomics. In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety II. Editor B. Das. London Taylor and Francis pp. 167-174.

Kumar S. (1989) Upper extremity morbidity in a garment industry. In Advances in Ergonomics I. Editor A. Mital, Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 47-55.

Kumar S. (1989) Load history and back-ache among institutional aides. In Advances in Ergonomics I. Editor A. Mital, Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 757-765.

Robinson-Edwin L, Kumar S. (1988) Elbow flexion strength of young females. In Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors V. Ed. F. Aghazadeh, Elsevier Sc. Pub. pp. 227-233.

Kumar S, Cheng CK, Magee DJ. (1987) Comparison of two rake handles. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV. Editor S.S. Asfour, Publisher North-Holland, pp. 631-638.

Kumar S, Chaffin Don B, Foulke J. (1987) “Methodology for the measurement of dynamic lifting strength”. Biomechanics XB. Editor B. Jonsson, pp. 1077-1080.

Kumar S, Chaffin Don B. (1987) Static and dynamic lifting strengths of young adults. Biomechanics XA, Editor B. Jonsson, pp. 25-28.

Kumar S, (1987) Electromyography in Ergonomics. Invited by Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV. Editor S.S. Asfour, Publisher North-Holland, pp. 675-683.

Kumar S. (1987) Arm lift strength at different reach distances. Trends in Ergonomics/Human Factors IV. Editor S. S. Asfour, Publisher North-Holland, pp. 623-630.

Kumar S. (1987) Arm lift strength variation due to task parameters. In Musculoskeletal Disorders at Work, Ed. P. Buckle, Pub. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 37-42.

Robertshaw C, Kumar S, Quinney HA. (1986) Electromyographic and cinematographic analysis of rising and lowering between sitting and standing. Trends in Ergonomics, Ed. W. Karwowski, pp. 739-749. Pub. North-Holland, Amsterdam, New York.

Kumar S, Godfrey CM. (1986) Spinal braces and abdominal supports. Trends in Ergonomics, Ed. W. Karwowski, Published North-Holland, Amsterdam, New York, pp. 717-726.

Kumar S, Chaffin Don B. (1985) Task analysis of stair-chair client transfer from ground to airplane: A case study. Ergonomics International 85, Editors I.D. Brown, R. Goldsmith, K. Coombes & M.A. Sinclair, Publisher Taylor & Francis, London & Philadelphia, pp. 91-93.

Kumar S. (1985) Energy cost of lifting at three reaches in sagittal and lateral planes. Ergonomics International 85. Editors I.D. Brown, R. Goldsmith, K. Coombes and M.A. Sinclair, Publisher Taylor & Francis, London & Philadelphia, pp. 208-210.

Kumar S, Turner AA. (1984) EMG of erectores spinae in structured lifting tasks, In Biomechanics IX, Ed. D.A. Winter, pp. 9-14.

Kumar S. (1979) Variations in Stress and Response Due to Lifting in Different Planes. In Sciences in Weight Lifting, Ed. J. Terauds 1979, pp. 31-41.

Kumar S, Davis PR. (1978) Inter-relationship of Physiological and Biomechanical Parameters During Weight Lifting. In Anthropometry and Biomechanics of Sports, Ed. F. Landry & W. Orban 1978, pp. 181-191.

Book Chapters (Invited and Refereed)

Jones, T. and Kumar, S. (2008) Ergonomic risk assessment for musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity: state of the Art. In Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals. Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fl.

Kumar S. (2009) Rehabilitation Ergonomics. In Ergonomics for Rehabilitation Professionals. Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Kumar S. (2008) Cumulative load models. In Biomechanics in Ergonomics, 2nd edition. Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Kumar S. (2008) Theories of musculoskeletal injuries. In Biomechanics in Ergonomics 2nd edition. Editor. S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL

Jones, T. and Kumar, S. (2008) Comparison of ergonomic risk assessment methodology with an example of a repetitive sawmill board edger occupation. In “Methods and Tools of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics for Engineering Design, Production and Service – Tradition, Trendsand visions. Editor Christopher M. Schlick, Springer-Verlog Berlin.

Fagarasanu M, Kumar S. (2004) Office work. In Occupation Ergonomics, Handbook. Editors W. Kararwski and W. Marras, CRC Press.

Fagarasanu M, Kumar S. (2004) Sources of error in Ergonomics Research. In Encyclopaedia of Ergonomics. Editor W. Kararwski, Taylor and Francis.

Kumar S, Konz S. (2004) Workplace Adaptation for the low back region. Editors, Nordin, M., Andersson G., and Pope, M. Mosby Press. St. Louis

Kumar S, Amell T, Narayan Y, Prasad N. (2004) “Measurement of localized muscle fatigue in biceps using objective and subjective muscles” In Book “Muscle Strength”, Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, April 2004.

Jones T, Kumar S. (2004) “Analysis of physical demands at work: state of the art” In Book “Muscle Strength”, Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, April 2004.

Gil Coury HJC, Kumar S. (2004) “Biomechanic Occupational and Ergonomic” for the “Biomechanic Occupational – characteristics Ergonomics” edited by

Kumar S. (2004) Introduction and strength terminology. In Book “Muscle Strength”, Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, April 2004.

Kumar S. (2004) Lifting strength. In Book “Muscle Strength”, Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, April 2004.

Kumar S. (2004) Gaps in knowledge, summary and future work. In Book “Muscle Strength”, Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, April 2004.

Fagarasaru M, Kumar S. (2004) Hand and Elbow strength. In Book “Muscle Strength”, Editor, S. Kumar, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, April 2004.

Jones T, Kumar S. (2003) Physical Demands Analysis: review of current methods. In A. Mitaland A. Pennathur (editors). Workplace Accommodation: Stratégies for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, Taylor & Francis, Ltd. London, New York.

Kumar S. (2000) Rehabilitation Ergonomics. In S. Kumar (Editor) A Multidisciplinary Approach in Rehabilitation. Butterworth-Heinemann.

Kumar S. (1999) Surface EMG. International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics Applications. CD-Rom. Publisher: International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Kumar S. (1999) Selected theories of musculoskeletal injury causation. In S. Kumar (Editor) Biomechanics in Ergonomics, Taylor & Francis, London pp. 3-24.

Goel V, Montgomery RE, Grosland NM, Poper MH, Kumar S. (1999) Ergonomic factors in workplace contribute to disc degeneration. In S. Kumar (Editor) Biomechanics in Ergonomics, Taylor & Francis Ltd., London pp. 243-265.

Kumar S. (1997) Aging, Disability and Ergonomics. In S. Kumar (editor) Perspectives in Rehabilitation Ergonomics. Publisher, Taylor & Francis, London, UK, Bristor, PA. pp. 1-33.

Kumar S, Rice V. (1997) Ergonomics for special populations. In V. Rice (editor) Ergonomics in Clinical Practice. Publisher Butterworth Heinemann, Newton, MA (in press).

Kumar S, Konz S. (1997) Workplace Adaptation. In Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders. Editors – M. Nordin, G. Andersson and M. Pope, Mosby Year Book, pp. 316-326.

Kumar S. (1996) Electromyography in Ergonomics. In Electromyography in Ergonomics. Editor – S. Kumar, Publisher – Taylor & Francis, London, Philadelphia, pp. 1-50.

Kumar S. (1990) Lifting and Ergonomics. In International Perspectives in Physical Therapy. Editor M.I. Bullock, Churchill and Livingstone, pp. 183-211.

Kumar S. (1989) Ergonomics of rehabilitation. In Rehabilitation and Ergonomics. Editor F. Poirier, Human Factors Association of Canada, pp. 73-84.

Kumar S. (1988) Preventative research – an effective therapy. In Ergonomics in Rehabilitation. Ed. A. Mital & W. Karwowski. Taylor & Francis, London, New York and Philadelphia, pp. 183-197.