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Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics (OEB) Laboratories

Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics (OEB) Laboratories

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Welcome to the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratories

The Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics (OEB) Laboratories conduct work in theoretical and applied ergonomics, occupational biomechanics, and work physiology, primarily relating to worksite, workstation, and equipment evaluation and design. Specifically, research is focused on:

  • Biomechanics of the human body (modeling, strength, motions, and working postures);
  • Human engineering of systems, equipment, tools, workstations, and work tasks;
  • Ergonomic design for safety, efficiency, and performance.

Major application domains for the work in the laboratories are manufacturing, construction, and healthcare. The Laboratories consist of several rooms, which are used as needed for research, development, and evaluation. Those Laboratories are well equipped to do research in a variety of areas.

Recent News

New article Effects of two passive back-support exoskeletons on postural balance during quiet stance and functional limits of stability by Sunwook Kim, Divya Srinivasan, and Maury Nussbaum was published in Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. (January 2021)

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Co-Director Maury Nussbaum was invited to a podcast! He was on the episode "Developing safe and beneficial Exo Technology for the construction industry" of the Down With The Dig podcast (November 2020).