B.C. Matthews Hall
University of Waterloo
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
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In this webinar
Prolonged, repetitive upper extremity work can lead to the development of neuromuscular fatigue, which has been associated with negative outcomes including a reduction in task performance and increased risk for MSD. This webinar will help participants understand how neuromuscular fatigue is affected differently at varying duty cycles, despite being performed at currently recommended ergonomics threshold limits.
About the presenter
Dr. Nick La Delfa is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Director of the Occupational Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory at Ontario Tech University. He received his PhD in Occupational Biomechanics & Ergonomics from McMaster University followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in shoulder biomechanics at the University of Waterloo.
Dr. La Delfa’s research program aims to reduce the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) through enhancement of our knowledge on human capability, function and performance. Specific objectives of this research are: 1) to understand human strength capability in a variety of occupationally-relevant scenarios and worker populations; 2) to study how transient factors such as neuromuscular and cognitive fatigue affect occupational performance; and 3) to continually update predictive models of human capability within digital human modeling and work simulation frameworks.
Dr. La Delfa endeavors to translate his research into advanced methods that proactively assess injury risk, with particular emphasis placed on integration within digital human modeling and proactive work simulation technologies. By doing so, work tasks can be assessed virtually, early in the design phase, well before they ever exist in reality - saving both workers and employers from the financial, physical and emotional burdens of WMSDs.
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Disclaimer: CRE-MSD receives funding through a grant provided by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, 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.