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. June 18, 2021Congratulations to our 2021 OBEL graduates
    Congratulations Justin, Sheldon and Sarah

    Demonstrating principles of integrity, excellence, grit and curiosity, Justin Davidson, Sheldon Hawley and Sarah Remedios have graduated with a Master's of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo.

  2. Apr. 21, 2020Student NSERC Success
    Nathania and Chris

    The Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (OBEL) is proud to celebrate the achievements of Nathania Chan and Chris Moore in recent NSERC award competitions.

  3. 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.

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