Brooke Odle, Assistant Professor of Engineering, recently received a Social Science Research Council (SSRC)/Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network Grant award for $10,000. The project is titled Wearable Sensor-based Approaches to Predict and Reduce Musculoskeletal Injury Risk during Manual Patient-Handling Tasks.
This project will quantify the performance of manual patient-handling tasks through the use of wireless sensors used to capture data and gain insight on common movement patterns. From these data, training and task paradigms will be developed to promote safer techniques and reduce injury risk.
Congratulations on your new award, Brooke!