HFESA NSW Ergo Big Night Out – International Speaker Professor Bernard Martin – “Effects of Exposure to Vibration”
Tuesday 21 May 2019 from 6.00pm
Bernard Martin is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Operation engineering at the University of Michigan. He also holds a research fellow appointment in the School of Kinesiology and is an affiliate faculty of the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
He has an engineering degree in applied physics and electrical engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique (Marseille, France), a PhD in Bioengineering and a Doctorate Es Science from the Université de Provence (Marseille, France). He was a scientist at the National Research Institute for Safety and Health in France before joining the University of Michigan in 1990.
He teaches courses in ergonomics, human performance and engineering systems and neurosensory systems. His research is centered on the study of human sensorimotor control systems and the application of such knowledge to the fields of human performance, the ergonomic design of human-machine interactions and rehabilitation. Neurophysiological, behavioral, biomechanical and modeling approaches are used as complementary means to investigate the role of sensory information in the control and regulation of sensorimotor activities. His current research includes the understanding of sensory and motor asymmetries as a function of hand dominance, gender and stroke, upper body proprioception and the application of vibrotactile stimulation to postural stability, slip and trip recovery and guidance of low vision patients for rehabilitation purposes, the design of touch screens and computer interfaces, the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the effects of hand arm and whole body vibration on movement and their contribution to MSDs, enhancement of sensory information to improve performances.
6pm Harpoon Harrys for Networking
Surry Hills NSW
RSVP by 20th May
Food and Drinks at own cost
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