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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

Congratulations to the OEB Labs faculty members Divya Srinivasan and Sunwook Kim to be promoted to Associate Professor and Research Assistant Professor, respectively. (August 2020)

New article A head-worn display (“smart glasses”) has adverse impacts on the dynamics of lateral position control during gait by Maury Nussbaum was published in Gait & Posture. (July 2020)