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.
Research in the laboratory can be divided into four major, symbiotic areas:
- Fundamental: Shoulder function and dysfunction
- Modeling: Creation and validation of mathematical shoulder models
- Ergonomics: Applications of shoulder biomechanics to workplaces
- Clinical: Rehabilitative and preventative strategies for ensuring shoulder function
Research projects in these areas have ranged widely across disciplines and all have involved trainee participation, from the undergraduate, MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral levels.