Research interests: occupational biomechanics, physical ergonomics, digital signal processing, healthcare ergonomics
Research title: Estimating physical workload using inertial measurement based techniques
Background: Sol's research interest is in the area of physical ergonomics. Her ongoing work involves validating use of inertial sensors for ergonomics posture and kinematics assessment. She is currently developing algorithms to analyze body postural angles and kinematics from inertial sensors in various work domain involving manual works such as pushing-pulling, lifting, and carrying. Her research aims at assessing ergonomic workload in field settings to objectively evaluate work conditions and assess injury risk.
Research interests: physical ergonomics, occupational biomechanics, human movement analysis
Background: Justin has BS and MS degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. After completing his MS in 2014, he worked as lab technician at Creighton University in the Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory before joining the IOE PhD program at U-M in 2015.
Research interests: Functional biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics, Human Motion Analysis, Usability, Accessibility, & Inclusive Design
Background: Mia is a Masters student studying Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan with a focus in Ergonomics and Occupational Safety. She also received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Movement Science (Honors) from the School of Kinesiology with a minor in Multidisciplinary Design from the College of Engineering.
Research interests: Occupational Biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics, Human Motion Analysis
Research title: Mary is working with us on a collaborative research project with the HUMOSIM research lab on a project funded by Procter and Gamble (P&G) to model hand and body movements in complex, flexible part handling tasks.
Background: Mary is an undergraduate junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a certificate in the Program in Sustainability.
Research title: Performance Indicators of Inclusive Public Transportation
Research interests: computer programming, machine learning, statistical data analysis, data visualization
Research interests: Physical ergonomics, biomechanics, actuarial mathematics
Background: Kirk is an undergraduate junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Mathematics