Experimental studies of the effect of oculomotor load on neck/scapular area muscle activation; Focus
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Physiological and psychological mechanisms in musculoskeletal disorders
Recent research at CBF has shown that the more the ocular muscles have to compensate for a blurred image, also the muscle activity in the neck- and shoulder area increases.
Since october 2009 a PhD-student at CBF, enrolled at the Department of Medical Sciences, University of Uppsala. The preliminary title on the thesis is "The association between sustained accommodative/vergence loads, eyestrain and pain in neck and shoulder region". The purpose is to study the relation between ocular load and muscle activity in the neck- and shoulder area, with an experimental, laboratory design.