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Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019)
Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...

Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...

Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2019, April)
Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology des...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human

Journal Article
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 70, 28-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2019.01.002
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of the proposed consideration for hand-transmitted vibration measurement on the human. Method: To obtain t...

Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh

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Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2018)
Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh
Cyclist exposure to hand/arm vibration Napier University's Dr Mark Taylor used an instrumented bike to assess the effect of setts and other road surfaces on hand-arm vibra...

Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2018, November)
Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit. Presented at Scottish Mountain Biking Conference Innovation Summit
The partners and companies of Cycle Industries Europe (CIE), Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCoS) and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) invitation to attend...

Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2018, November)
Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure. Paper presented at 1st Annual Cycling Research Board Meeting
The management of pavement surfaces for walking and cycling is currently a labour intensive task and relies upon user reporting defects and direct visual inspection. Local au...

Naturalistic measurement of driver eye height and object height using photogrammetry

Journal Article
Llewellyn, R., Sarkar, P., & Taylor, M. D. (in press)
Naturalistic measurement of driver eye height and object height using photogrammetry. Proceedings of the ICE - Transport, 1-30. doi:10.1680/jtran.18.00124
Driver eye height and object height are key factors in the derivation of basic parameters for safe and economically efficient highway design. This study critically reviews pr...

Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M. D., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes, and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
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Cyclists: why uneven roads and potholes are endangering your health

25 August 2019
A HIGH-TECH bicycle which measures cyclists' exposure to potentially harmful vibrations from uneven road surfaces could be used to check the safety of cycle lanes and other routes. Back problems and ...

Norco Factory Team Mechanic Lewis Kirkwood Thinks Mountain Biking Could be Giving us Bad Vibrations

6 August 2019
A recent study from Edinburgh Napier University suggests that mountain bikers are experiencing more intense vibrations than a construction worker who has spent a day on a jackhammer. The study was car...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

28 July 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from potholes and rough roads, study finds

15 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.

Cyclists risk permanent nerve damage from bumpy roads

14 October 2017
Bike riding on cobbled, poorly maintained or potholed streets could give you permanent nerve damage, that’s the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland wh...

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.

Cobbles, potholes, and rough roads can cause nerve damage for cyclists, study finds

8 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...

Risk of poorly-maintained roads to cyclists' health highlighted

7 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.

Is your commute causing you permanent nerve damage?

7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...

Cyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

7 October 2017
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.