Project Descriptions

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"Documentation of sit-stand table usage patterns and associated biomechanical exposures of office workers over a 2-month intervention period," São Paulo Research Foundation, the National Council of Technological and Scientific Development in Brazil, and the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (2014 - 2017). PI: D. Srinivasan, Researcher: D. Barbieri.

"Effects of multi-axial whole body vibration on postural stability," Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Alpha Foundation. PI: D. Srinivasan.

"Bio-behavioral monitoring of self-injurious behaviors in Autism Spectrum Disorder," Virginia Tech Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Virginia Tech Center for Autism Research, Virginia Tech Department of Statistics. PI: D. Srinivasan

"Motor variability in repetitive occupational work: determinants and physiological effects," University of Gävle in Sweden, Swedish Research Council for Health, Work Life and Welfare (FORTE), PI: Dr. D. Srinivasan.

"Movement coordination strategies underlying inter-individual differences in skill and rate of motor learning," Umeå University in Sweden, Virginia Tech Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab, PI: Dr. D. Srinivasan.

"Acute Low-back biomechanical and physiological effects of the sit-stand paradigm," Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, PI: Dr. D. Srinivasan.

"Investigating the impact of ergonomic injury risk on productivity, and quality," The Boeing Company (2014 - 2015).  PI: M.J. Agnew, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum.

"Effects of Pesticide Exposure on Postural Control", National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIMHS) (2013 - 2016). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-I: M.L. Madigan. Sub-contract to Wake Forest University School of Medicine (PI: T. Arcury).

"Aging, Neuromuscular Behavior and Risk of Occupational Low Back Pain", NIOSH (2012 - 2014). Sub-contract to U Kentucky (PI: B. Bazrgari).

"Ergonomic Research on Manufacturing Tasks", Equipois, Inc. (2012 - 2013). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-I: M.J. Agnew.

"Effects of obesity and age on balance and fall risk – implications for safety guidelines", NIOSH (2011 - 2015). PI: M.L. Madigan, Co-Is: M.A. Nussbaum, M.J. Agnew, D.P. Hindman.

"Safety and ergonomics training", NIOSH (2011 - 2016). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: M. Agnew and D. Young-Corbett.

"A Decision support system for ergonomic construction design: Phase II", NIOSH (2009 - 2014). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-Is: J.P. Shewchuk and M.J. Agnew.

"Effects of localized muscle fatigue on risk of occupational slips and falls", NIOSH (2009 - 2014). PI: T.E. Lockhart, Co-I: M.A. Nussbaum.

"Evaluation of patient handling devices", Stryker Medical (2006 - 2008). PI: M.A. Nussbaum; Co-PI: M.J. Agnew.

"Occupational Trunk Flexion and Neuromuscular Disturbance", NIOSH (2006 - 2011). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-PI: M.L. Madigan.

"Risk factors and controls for falls from heights", NIOSH (2003 - 2008). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, co-PI: M.L. Madigan.

"HMC-Virginia Tech Research Partnership", Hyundai Motor Company, Korea (2005 - 2006). PI: M.A. Nussbaum, Co-I: K.L. Babski-Reeves.