2400 E. Hartford Ave.
Enderis Hall, Rooms 963
Milwaukee, WI 53211
The Ergonomics Laboratory for Independent Living Environment & Occupation has the following objectives: (1) Design, develop & evaluate effectiveness of low-cost assistive devices for aging population and individuals with certain disabilities such as paraplegics, stroke survivors, and those suffering from chronic low back pain and severe arthritis, (2) Evaluation of patient transferring devices to reduce stresses and injuries to care givers, and (3) Conduct evidence based research to determine risk factors for workplace musculoskeletal disorders such as low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff tendonitis.
Our research is supported by funding from CDC(NIOSH). Our current collaborators include University of Utah (Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational & Environmental Health and the College of Engineering), Ohio State University (Biodynamics Laboratory), NIOSH, and Washington Department of Labor & Industry.