Improving Workplace Safety

Professor Lora Cavuoto in the Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab.

Professor Lora Cavuoto, in collaboration with professor Fadel Megahed from Auburn University, was recently awarded a three-year project from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

The goal of the study is to develop a sensor-based exposure assessment system for the detection of fatigue, through real-time data collection and analysis of physical and physiological risk factors, for the prescription of appropriate in situ intervention. This system will allow for detection of at-risk individuals based on identification of fatigue and behavior deviations to enable intervention prior to injury.