Occupational Biomechanics

The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to the multidisciplinary field of occupational biomechanics. It will also serve as a foundation to students who are interested in doing research in the area of occupational safety and health, and human biomechanics.

Students will acquire basic knowledge of human musculoskeletal system and occupational disorders, work physiology, anthropometry and ergonomic design, bioinstrumentation, basics of biomechanics, occupational biomechanical models etc. This knowledge will enable students to explore ideas for design and modification of workplaces, various tools and work tasks for promotion of worker health, while maintaining or improving production rates and quality.