Dr. Victor Paquet | Research

Research Interests

My research focuses on the development and evaluation of systems that improve the health,safety and abilities of people in environments ranging from the workplace to the home, with a particular emphasis on those who have physical limitations. My work has included such things as ergonomics intervention studies designed to reduce musculoskeletal injury risk among workers in construction, manufacturing and healthcare settings, use of digital human modeling to improve home environments and transportation systems for those who have mobility impairments, and testing of products and environments that assist older adults in activities of daily living.

These activities have been funded by U.S. government sponsors such as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the United States Access Board, and private industry.

Current and Past Research Projects

  • Rehabilitation Research Center for Physical Access and Transportation
  • Human Factors in Boarding and Disembarking Low Floor Buses
  • Space Requirements for Wheeled Mobility
  • Accommodating Powered Mobility Aids in Accessibility Guidelines
  • Prototype Anthropometric Database for Wheelchair Users
  • Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design in the Built Environment
  • UB Center for Excellence on Home Health in Well Being through Adaptive Smart Environments
  • University at Buffalo, SUNY Occupational Safety and Health Training Project
  • Development and Evaluation of an Ergonomics Audit for Mitigating Ergonomics Deficiencies in Mining
  • Musculoskeletal Stress in Repetitive Precision Tasks
  • Alternative EJAs for Ergonomic Interventions in Manufacturing
  • Facilitating effective ergonomics practices at Greatbatch Technologies, Inc
  • Ergonomics, Health & Safety: A Participatory Process for Injury and Illness Prevention at Motorola, Inc