Student working on a research project.

Using Simulation To Evaluate Ergonomic Risk

The goal of this project is to evaluate the ergonomic risks of different jobs, including firefighting and construction work, using digital human modeling. The project will focus on the extent to which protective equipment hinders movement and the completion of critical tasks. This will involve identifying tasks impacted most by the equipment, using ergonomic modeling software to evaluate the metabolic and biomechanical demands, and proposing changes to the way the task is completed and/or the equipment worn during the task.

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently, interest in digital human modeling
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Lora Cavuoto
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Industrial And Systems Engineering
Office: 324 Bell Hall