Conference Updates!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

With the summer term winding down, we'd like to highlight the recent academic achievements of some of our students. 

The beautiful Canadian mountain town of Banff hosted the 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) from July 31st - August 3rd. Dr. Steven Fischer's group represented UW at this meeting, sharing their instrumental work aimed at understanding causes of musculoskeletal disorders in paramedics and assessing interventions designed to reduce injury burdens in this population.

August 8-11 saw a separate contingent of UW biomechies make the trip out to Boulder, CO, for the 41st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB). The beautiful CU Boulder campus housed nearly 1,000 attendees from across North America and abroad. Our students presented their latest research findings in poster, thematic discussion, and podium format. Research topics presented by our students included: modeling ligament damage, characterizing muscle activation and thigh-calf content during high knee flexion activities, assessing physiologic responses to sit-stand workstations, and using ultrasound imaging to measure spinal twist.

In addition to sharing work and learning about that of others on the continent, our students took full advantage of the beautiful nearby rocky mountains (see photographs).