The potential of inertial motion capture in occupational health and safety

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Date: Oct 26, 2022
Time: 12 to 1pm ET
Presenter: Xavier Robert-Lachine
Location: Webinar


Inertial motion capture has rapidly gained in popularity for the in situ analysis of human movements. How can occupational health and safety benefit from this technology to reduce work-related musculoskeletal disorders? The accuracy of those wearable systems was first validated in the laboratory with a focus placed on calibration and magnetic disturbances. Afterwards, the feasibility of quantifying the physical exposure of manual materials handlers was investigated in two distribution centres. The collected data allows to evaluate the risks of musculoskeletal disorders or to provide an augmented feedback to the workers or trainers with a visual avatar.

Our Presenter

Xavier Robert-Lachaine is a professional scientist at Institut de Recherche Robert Sauvé en Santé et en Sécurité du Travail (IRSST). Following his graduation in kinesiology at Université du Québec à Montréal, he earned his biomechanics M.Sc. degree at McGill University and his exercise science Ph.D. degree at Université de Montréal. His three postdoctoral experiences include IRSST, École de Technologie Supérieure and Université Laval. His main research interests are prevention of occupational musculoskeletal disorders, wearable systems, sports performance and shoulder and knee orthopaedics.

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