Our research

Enhancing our knowledge of shoulder mechanics

The major thrust of the experimental and theoretical modeling work occurring in the Digital and Industrial Ergonomics and Shoulder Evaluation Laboratory (DIESEL) is to describe the mechanical characteristics of human shoulders in the context of a wide range of activities.

A circle is divided into four equal parts, each quarter representing one area of research for the DIESEL lab: fundamental, ergonomics, clinical and modeling.

Research in the laboratory can be divided into four major, symbiotic areas:

Research projects in these areas have ranged widely across disciplines and all have involved trainee participation, from the undergraduate, MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral levels.