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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 Adoption potential of occupational exoskeletons in diverse enterprises engaged in manufacturing tasks by Sunwook Kim and Maury Nussbaum was published in International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (February 2021)

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New article Understanding the experiences of self-injurious behavior in autism spectrum disorder: Implications for monitoring technology design by Maury Nussbaum and Sunwook Kim was published in Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. (February 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).