Design Guidelines for Wheeled Mobility Accessibility

Project Members

Current Members



Clive D'Souza

Assistant Professor and Lab Director

Research interests:  occupational biomechanics, engineering anthropometry, inclusive design, digital human modeling




Sol Lim

PhD IOE, 2018 (expected graduation); MS BME, 2015

Graduate Research Assistant, Jan 2015 - to date

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.




Justin Haney

PhD IOE, 2018 (expected graduation); MS BME, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

NIOSH-ERC Fellow, Graduate Research Assistant, Sept 2015 - to date

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.




Joelle Grider

BS IOE, 2018 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - April 2018
UROP, Sept 2015 - April 2016

Research interests:  data analysis, database management, SQL

Research title:  Performance Indicators of Inclusive Public Transportation




Tianke (Kirk) Wang

BS IOE, 2018 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - April 2017
SURE, May 2016 - Aug 2016

Research interests:  Physical ergonomics, biomechanics, actuarial mathematics

Background:  Kirk is an undergraduate junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Mathematics




Kelly Schwab

BS IOE, 2018 (expected graduation)

UG Research Assistant, Sept 2016 - Apr 2017
UG Research Assistant, Sept 2017 - April 2018

Research interests:  statistical data analysis, database design and management, SQL

Research title:  Performance Indicators of Inclusive Public Transportation




Edward Steinfield

Arch.D. Co-Project Director

Background coming soon

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Victor Paquet

Sc.D. Co-Project Director

Background coming soon

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