Evaluate biomechanical loading of the upper extremities and neck compared to tradition desks while performing office work. Investigated the differences in spinal and lower extremities pressure profiles in a reclined seating environment compared to one with traditional office seating and desk.
Evaluate the unloading and sorting of merchandise by team members relative to a claim brought against them as it pertains to staffing levels as well as shoulder and low back musculoskeletal injuries.
Determine the task specific physiological demands utilizing heart rate elevation to determine how modifications in route design/automation will impact likelihood of whole body fatigue.
Evaluate the physiological and strength requirement to perform various tasks to determine what percentage of the female industrial population would have sufficient aerobic and strength capabilities.
Evaluate the whole body vibration characteristics of various trades while working on a dredging barge and compare to ISO and EU guidelines relative to health, safety and comfort.
Investigate the loads on the shoulders relative to a single strap satchel versus a dual strap satchel with a waist belt. Investigate the lower extremity and physiological demands of delivering mail with a cart versus a dual satchel in a return to work environment. Investigate how handling and reading mail affect the ability to recognize slip/trip/fall hazards on route as well as the severity of the type of slip. These studies utilized heart rate monitors, surface EMG, eye tracking, as well as tribology related measurements.
Conduct electromyographic (EMG) analysis of muscle activity levels associated with steering, braking and accelerating in various types of buses in order to reduce postural and muscle forces while operating buses.
Conduct evaluation of 18 different pairs of knee pads to determine which ones induce the least amount of pressure to the wearer under controlled testing conditions using flexible surface pressure matting.
Conduct ergonomic assessment of transcription workstations and provide ergonomic recommendations to reduce musculoskeletal stress.
Perform analysis of warehousing and manual material handling as it related to rack design, storage containers and picking equipment. Recommend modification to reduce musculoskeletal stress to the low back and shoulders.
Conduct whole body vibration (WBV) measurements related to ride quality and ISO guidelines as well as the EU Directive in various types of locomotives and seat types. Evaluate postural demands of railroad employees as they relate to the likelihood of developing various musculoskeletal disorders.
Compare ride quality in certain geographical areas to ISO 2631-1 and ISO 2631-5 as well as EU Directive concerning whole body vibration.