Webinar - MSD Prevention and Ultrawide Computer Displays for Office Work

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

In this webinar

Computer displays purchased for office workers continue to increase in size, with ultrawide displays becoming increasingly common. Despite this, research on appropriate setup and use of these displays in the office has not kept pace with purchasing trends. This webinar will present the results of studies related to the benefits and challenges of using these displays and the impact on MSD prevention. Information will be provided from both the user perspective and from the perspective of the ergonomist who is setting up a workstation with MSD prevention in mind.

About the presenter

Dr. Kaitlin Gallagher
Dr. Kaitlin Gallagher is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree and Ph.D. at the University of Waterloo, where her work concentrated on prolonged standing-induced low back pain. Dr. Gallagher currently researches the influence of occupational work on neck and low back pain. The switch towards standing work, sit-stand desks, and mobile computing is an exciting time in changing the current workplace setup; however, many unknown injury risks can result from these changes. She uses biomechanical data collection techniques (3-D motion capture, electromyography, and force platforms) to assess people's posture, muscle activity, and movement due to these new workplace setups.

Webinar resources

Webinar recording (Webex)
Password (case sensitive): Office2023

Webinar slide presentation (PDF)

For assistance, please contact Betina Butler at bbutler@uwaterloo.ca.

Disclaimer: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development. The views expressed are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of the Centre nor of the Province of Ontario.