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dc.contributor.supervisor Doan, Jon
dc.contributor.author Bandaralage, Harsha
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-23T15:47:20Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-23T15:47:20Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5367
dc.description.abstract In the fields of ergonomics and biomechanics, the use of bio-instrumentation for the purpose of analysing work and reducing work related muskuloskeletal disorders for injury prevention has become a new norm. It is equally important to employ these instruments in ecologically-valid experimental work tasks that use relevant and controllable manipulations of occupational psychophysics. The current thesis attempts to begin design and validation of components for a 21st century occupational psychophysics toolbox that couples relevant bio-instrumentation hardware (vision tracking, motion capture, and force platforms) with custom Matlab based experimental software capable of image processing, assessment of full body kinematics, and analysis of ground reaction force kinetics to study the perceptions and actions at work tasks. I investigated the coupling between visual attention and cueing, pre-handling perceptions, and manual material handling actions, with the ultimate goal of understanding occupational behaviours and preventing injurious occupational behaviours. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : Universtiy of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Biomechanics -- Research en_US
dc.subject Biomechanics -- Data processing en_US
dc.subject Pyschophysics en_US
dc.subject Musculoskeletal system -- Wounds and injuries -- Research en_US
dc.subject Musculoskeletal system -- Wounds and injuries -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Human engineering en_US
dc.subject Bioinformatics en_US
dc.subject Overuse injuries -- Prevention en_US
dc.subject Human mechanics -- Measurement en_US
dc.subject Signal processing -- Digital techniques en_US
dc.subject Image processing -- Digital techniques en_US
dc.subject Biological apparatus and supplies en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject bio-instrumentation en_US
dc.subject biomechanics en_US
dc.subject Matlab en_US
dc.subject motion capture en_US
dc.subject vision tracking en_US
dc.title Development and application of experimental software for a 21st century occupational psychophysics research toolbox en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0575 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0648 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0541 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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