Optimizing human performance in the workplace

The Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (OBEL) is a nexus for research to optimize human performance in the workplace.

With a strong emphasis on use-inspired, actionable research, OBEL has quickly emerged as a leading ergonomics-focussed research and development program, generating actionable ideas, programs and devices to help optimize the performance of those working in high demand professions like paramedicine and the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Check out our purpose and our research program to learn more.

Professor Fischer with air force pilot in cockpit.  Paramedics lifting stretcher into ambulance.

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  1. May 23, 2019Oomen receives runner-up recognition!
    Nathalie Oomen

    Nathalie Oomen delivered an excellent 3-minute presentation receiving runner-up recognition in the 2019 Applied Health Sciences Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competion.

  2. Mar. 12, 2019Celebrating student success
    Daniel, Laura, Sarah and Chris attending the 2019 AHS recognition reception

    The impressive achievements of Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (OBEL) teammates Daniel Armstrong, Laura Healey, Sarah Remedios, and Christopher Moore were recognized at the 2019 Applied Health Sciences Recognition Reception. 

  3. Aug. 10, 2018Congratulations Uma Lad MSc!
    Uma Lad.

    Ms. Uma Lad has successfully defended her MSc thesis which explored the utility of digital human models to estimate biomechanical exposures during patient handling activities. 

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