The World Congress of Biomechanics is an international biomechanics conference that is held once every four years. Its location alternates between Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
This year, among the nearly 4000 attendees was a large number of students and faculty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Among these were individuals from the Ergonomics and Safety (E&S) lab. E&S Lab Director Dr. Andrew Merryweather, and students Marissa Christman, MaryEllen Hunt, Rami Shorti, and Krytopher Tung participated with poster presentation at the conference. Christopher Wilson, a PhD student in Rehabilitation Sciences currently collaborating with E&S, accompanied the group and presented efforts from a collaborative grant evaluating Hospital Bed Safety (AHRQ 1R01HS018953-01).
Please use the following links to read more about what was presented from our research group:
- Kinematic analysis of sit-to-walk movement in a fall prone population Abstract/Poster (Presented by Marissa Christman)
- Characterization of Gait Over Irregular Terrain to Inform a Virtual Reality Rehabilitation Environment Abstract/Poster (Presented by MaryEllen Hunt)
- Evaluation of an Ergonomic Laparoscopic Handle Design and Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorder Risk Factors Abstract/Poster (Presented by Kryztopher Tung)
- Patient Mobility in Hospital Beds With and Without Side Rails Abstract/Poster (Presented by Christopher Wilson)