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Current Projects

Title, Investigators Sponsor/Partner
  • Evaluation of trunk and arm support exoskeletons for construction
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: S. Kim, D. Srinivasan, and A. Aknmu
  • University of California San Francisco (PI: C. Harris-Adamson) as part of the CPWR National Construction Center
  • FW-HTF: Whole-body exoskeletons for advanced vocational enhancement (WEAVE)
    PI: D. Srinivasan, Co-PIs: A. Asbeck, S. Ge, S. Kim, N. Lau, A. Leonessa, M. A. Nussbaum
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Assessing the potential of exoskeletons for Ohio industries
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: A. Asbeck, D. Srinivasan, and S. Kim.
  • Ohio Occupational Safety and Health Research Program
  • Subcontract to Ohio University (PI: D. Schwerha)
  • Determining the effects of integrating wearable exoskeletons in automotive manufacturing
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-I: S. Kim
  • Ford Motor Company

 

Completed Projects

Title, Sponsor/Partner, Investigators
  • Assessing lower extremity postural support systems (exoskeletons)
    The Boeing Company
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: S. Kim and D. Srinivasan.
  • Innovative strategies for fall prevention using osteopathic evaluation and balance training
    Research Eureka Accelerator Program (REAP), Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM)
    PI: P.G. Brolinson, Co-PI: M. Madigan, Co-Is: M. A. Nussbaum, K. Roberto, S. Kim, L. Allin, and D. Woodson.
  • Effects of exoskeleton use on worker performance, health, and safety in manual material handling tasks: lab- and field-based experiments
    Material Handling Institute
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: S. Kim, D. Srinivasan, and A. Asbeck.
  • Exploring the feasibility of non-invasive technology to monitor and predict aggression in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    4-VA Collaborative
    PI: R. Valdez (UVa), Co-PI: M. A. Nussbaum 
  • Assessing the EksoBionics Vest, Phase II
    EksoBionics, Inc.
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum
  • Assessing the EksoBionics Vest
    EksoBionics, Inc. & The Boeing Co.
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum 
  • A dual-polarized Doppler Radar system for fall detection in an indoor environment
    National Institute on Aging (NIA); Sub-contract to MS Technologies Corp. (PI: F. Lure)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: S. Kim, Z. Kong, J. Reed
  • Enhancing safety when using head-worn display technologies in warehousing
    Center of Excellence in Logistics and Distribution (CELDi)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: S. Kim and J. Gabbard
  • Developing dynamic force limits
    The U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: S. Kim and M. J. Agnew
  • Trunk postural control in service members with lower-extremity trauma
    Department of Defense (DoD); Subcontract from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (PI: B. Hendershot)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum.
  • Balance recovery training for fall prevention in retirement communities
    National Institute on Aging (NIA); Subcontract from Texas A&M University (PI: M. Madigan)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-I: P. Estabrooks
  • Accessible smart phone design: user requirements capture and formative evaluation
    Toshiba Corporation, Japan
    PI: T.L. Smith-Jackson, Co-I: M. A. Nussbaum 
  • Investigating joist buckling as a cause of falls from elevation
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
    PI: D. Hindman, Co-I: M. A. Nussbaum 
  • Workplace factors & gender in dynamic spinal stability
    National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
    PI: K. P. Granata; as of April 16, 2007, PI: M.L. Madigan, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum 
  • HMC-Virginia Tech research partnership
    Hyundai Motor Company, Korea
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-I: K. Babski-Reeves
  • Muscle strength and age effects in balance recovery
    National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH)
    PI: M. L. Madigan; Co-I: M. A. Nussbaum
  • Risk factors and controls for falls from heights
    National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum, Co-I: M. L. Madigan
  • Recommended limits for manual torquing tasks
    Honda of America, Mfg. Inc.
    PI: K. L. Babski-Reeves, Co-PI: M. A. Nussbaum
  • Recommended limits for overhead work tasks
    Honda of America, Mfg. Inc.
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum
  • Aging effects on intermittent work capacity
    National Institute for Occupational Safety (NIOSH)
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum; Co-PI: L.A. Wojcik
  • Hand force limits for manual insertion tasks
    Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum
  • Quantifying time-to-fatigue during short cycle overhead work operations
    American Automobile Manufacturers Association
    PI: M. A. Nussbaum