Peter Johnson, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
"Computer-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Roles of
Biomechanics, Engineering and Biology"
Computers are used by almost every individual either at work, school or
home yet there is still much we
don't understand about computer-related musculoskeletal
disorders. This talk will focus on what is known
about the physical exposures associated with computer use, how
biomechanical and individual factors
influence physical exposures, the known biological impacts on the soft
tissues of the body (muscle, tendons
and nerves) and how the fields of biomechanics, engineering and biology
will help us better understand and
reduce the occurrence of computer-related musculoskeletal disorders in
current and future generations of