Case Studies

Our case studies focus on success stories in employing a software or hardware solution to resolve or analyze an ergonomic issue or problem.

Selected Case Studies:

Biometrics Ltd Products

An Investigation of Medical Device Design and Physical Ergonomics in Healthcare
By Adam E. de Laveaga
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Effect of Grip Force on Wrist Range Of Motion
By Allison DiMartino, Kathryn Doné, Timothy Judkins, M. Susan Hallbeck, Gregory Bashford
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Assessment of Work Postures and Musculoskeletal Pain among Insurance Office Employees: A Case Study
By Harbir Singh, Lakhwinder Pal Singh
Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar India.

Biomechanical Evaluation of Three Lifting Techniques
By Gutierrez
Faculty, Industrial Engineering Department De La Salle University

Low Back Pain Among Residential Carpenters: Ergonomic Evaluation Using OWAS and 2D Compression Estimation
By David P. Gilkey, Thomas J. Keefe, Robin E. Herron, Kirby Duvall, John S. Rosecrance
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA
Philip L. Bigelow
Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ont., Canada
Jacob E. Hautaluoma
Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA
Richard Sesek
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ergonomics and Safety Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA


Design Considerations to Enhance the Safety of Patient Compartments in Ambulance Transporters
By Eyal Byran, Issachar Gilad
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Ergonomic Evaluation of the LiftSeat® Patient Handling Technology to Facilitate Toileting Tasks
By John Lloyd, PhD, CPE

Lumbar Motion Monitor (iLMM)

Lumbar Motion Monitor Analysis of Soap Cutter Job
By W. Gary Allread, Ph.D., AEP, Program Director
Institute for Ergonomics, Ohio State University

Hand Placement and Risk Assessment by the LMM Model
By Omid Haddad and Gary A. Mirka
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University

Using the Lumbar Motion Monitor to Assess Housekeeper Room-Cleaning Tasks
Summary Trunk Motion and Low Back Disorder Risk Data from Various Research Studies

By W. Gary Allread, PhD, CPE, Sue A. Ferguson, PhD, CPE. William S. Marras, PhD, CPE
The Ohio State University

Biomechanical Evaluation of Nursing Tasks in a Hospital Setting
By R. Jang
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management,
Mingchi University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
W. Karwowski
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems,
University of Central Florida, FL 32816-2993, USA
P. M. Quesada
Center for Industrial Ergonomics, Lutz Hall Room 445,
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
D. Rodrick, B. Sherehiy, S. N. Cronin and J. K. Layer
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisville,
Louisville, KY 40292, USA

MVTA Multimedia Video Task Analysis®

Correlation Between Different Hand Force Assessment Methods from an Epidemiological Study
By Denis A. Coelho, Tania M. Lima
Dept. Electromechanical Engineering, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Carisa Harris-Adamson, David M. Rempel
Ergonomics Program, University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, USA
Ira Janowitz
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Multimedia Video Task Analysis (MVTA) as an Exposure Assessment Tool In Ergonomic Studies
By Angela L. Dartt, John Rosecrance
Colorado State University

Thought Technology Products

Exploring Inner Space in Outer Space -- Using Biofeedback
By Rob Kall

Physiological Rationale for Micro-breaks
By Erik Peper, Ph.D. and Katherine H. Gibney
San Francisco State University

VATS (Vibration Analysis Tool Set)

Influence of Vehicle Size, Haulage Capacity and Ride Control on Vibration Exposure and Predicted Health Risks for LHD Vehicle Operators
By Tammy Eger, Sylvain Grenier
School of Human Kinetics , Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, CND, P3E 2C6
Joan M. Stevenson
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, CND
Paul-Émile Boileau
IRSST, Montreal, QC, CND, H3A 3C2
Martin P. Smets
Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, CND, L8S 4L8

Whole-Body Vibration (WBV) Exposure: An Investigation of Driving Method Effect During Railroad Freight Car Inspection
By Steve D. Fleming, George B. Page
Page Engineering, Inc., 1402 E. Kimmel Rd.; Jackson, Michigan, 49201 USA
Greg G. Weames
Page Engineering, Inc., 115 Main Street S., Suite 202; Georgetown, Ontario, L7G 3E5 Canada

Please contact NexGen for additional papers and references.