2017 - A year in review

Friday, February 9, 2018

Research impact defines 2017 for the Occupational and Biomechanics Lab (OBEL) lab team.

The 2017 year was full of milestones, accomplishments and research impact for the OBEL team, capped off by a lab visit from University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur and his leadership team.

Measuring our effectiveness, 2017 was a landmark year where members of the OBEL team contributed to 8 peer-reviewed publications.  In addition, the team delivered engaging research presentations at national and international conferences, including the 2017 International Society of Biomechanics Conference in Melbourne, Australia and the 2017 Association of Canadian Ergonomists conference in beautiful Banff, Alberta.

In addition, OBEL completed its installation of a brand new 12- camera VICON motion capture system.  Using this system, and with the support and expertise of new OBEL lab technician Aleks Budarick, OBEL launched a novel study exploring the biomechanics of patient handling activities, where VICON technology allowed us to record motion from two caregivers simultaneously! The 2017 year was full of hard-work, accomplishment and research impact.  Here's to an even brighter 2018!

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University of Waterloo President Feridun Hamdullahpur with the OBEL team.
Uma Lad presenting at a conference.