We believe that every individual can achieve peak performance at work with access to the right people, tools and knowledge. As a result we actively contribute to the development of resources including publications, presentations, IP and, other knowledge sharing resources to help guide evidence informed practice in ergonomics and human centered design.


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Peer-reviewed publications play an important role in communicating scientific research. The Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (OBEL) aims to share high quality research with both researcher and practitioner communities by targeted high-profile journals including Applied Ergonomics, Human Factors, Ergonomics, and IISE Transaction on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors.



Poster and podium presentations, as part of conferences, symposia, webinars, or other forums, provide a great way to share and discuss recent research and learnings emerging from OBEL. OBEL frequently attends and shares research at conferences hosted by the Association of Canadian Ergonomists, International Ergonomics Association, Canadian Society for Biomechanics, and the International Congress on Physical Employment Standards.'

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IP and Technology Transfer​

According to a recent study in the journal Research Policy

basic research conducted by clinical scientists is significantly more likely to exploit prior insights from the applied literature, and triggers relatively more applied and industrial follow-on research”

As Ergonomist’s, Kinesiologists and those in-training, OBEL generates use-inspired research and ideas that can be protected and commercialized by our industry partners.


Knowledge sharing resources​

In collaboration with our partners, OBEL provides research and expertise to guide and inform the development of education and knowledge sharing resources, like our R4D application provide guidance on exercise selection and technique, or our MSD prevention guidance note for the paramedic sector.