Optimizing shoulder health and performance

The Digital Industrial Ergonomics and Shoulder Evaluation Laboratory (DIESEL), established in 2005, is a focal point for scientific study of shoulder mechanics across the life span, including the human population and primates.

Welcome to our web site, which is intended to provide information about what we do, why we do it, and how to get involved in our ongoing work!

Our vision

Our research goal is to generate novel, useful information regarding shoulder function and dysfunction. A secondary goal is to apply this information to practical applications across a range of human activities.

The major intended contribution of the laboratory is to improve musculoskeletal shoulder health through improved understanding, prevention, identification, treatment, rehabilitation, and accommodation of shoulder disorders.


About us

DIESEL is a diverse environment that brings together student and postdoctoral researchers from backgrounds in kinesiology, engineering, and related disciplines.

Nearly 30 graduate and postdoctoral and over 100 undergraduate trainees have contributed to the scientific progress achieved by DIESEL since 2005, and we are always eager to include enthusiastic and capable people in our work.

  1. Aug. 12, 2018DIESEL at the 2018 International Shoulder Group Meeting

    Several of our DIESEL members are presenting their recent work at the International Shoulder Group 2018 Meeting in Rochester, Minnesota.

  2. Aug. 8, 2018DIESEL at the American Society for Biomechanics Conference

    Members of DIESEL are heading to Rochester, Minnesota for the 42nd annual American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting. The work presented at this conference represents just some of the new research coming from our MSc, PhD and Post Doctoral fellow trainees. Congratulations to everyone for having your work accepted!

  3. June 27, 2018New DIESEL Published Papers

    Congratulations to our DIESEL authors!

    Two new research articles have recently been accepted for publication and are currently in press.

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Contact Information

B.C. Matthews Hall, Room 1404
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1-519-888-4567, ext. 36162

We Need You! 

DIESEL is currently recruiting participants for multiple research projects. 

Check out our News page for more information!