Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory


Choi, B., Park, J., & Kim, J. H. (2024). Assessment of an arm-support exoskeleton on physical demands, task performance, and usability during simulated agricultural tasks. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 101, 103569. doi:10.1016/j.ergon.2024.103569


Shim, H., Choi, K., Keum, H., Son, S., Kim, J.H., Seo, M., Kim, S., Park, D., & Kong, Y. (2023). Evaluation of the Effects of Passive Lower-Limb Exoskeletons on Muscle Activities According to Working Heights. Applied Sciences. doi:10.3390/app132111754

Kim JH, Chung W. Forestry professionals’ perspectives on exoskeletons (wearable assistive technology) to improve worker safety and health. International Journal of Forest Engineering. 2023:1 - 10. doi:10.1080/14942119.2023.2256104

Kong Y-K, Kim JH, Shim H-H, Shim J-W, Park S-S, Choi K-H. Efficacy of passive upper-limb exoskeletons in reducing musculoskeletal load associated with overhead tasks. Appl Ergon. 2023;109:103965. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2023.103965 PubMed: 36645995

Kong Y-K, Park S-S, Shim J-W, et al. A passive upper-limb exoskeleton reduced muscular loading during augmented reality interactions. Appl Ergon. 2023;109:103982. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2023.103982 PubMed: 36739780

Kia K, Kincl L, Chan A, Kim JH. A fishermen-developed intervention reduced musculoskeletal load associated with commercial Dungeness crab harvesting. Appl Ergon. 2023;110:104016. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2023.104016 PubMed: 36989738

Kia K, Hwang J, Kim JH. Effects of error rates and target sizes on neck and shoulder biomechanical loads during augmented reality interactions. Appl Ergon. 2023;113:104107. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2023.104107 PubMed: 37523813


Kim JH, Vaughan A, Kincl L. Characterization of musculoskeletal injury risk in Dungeness crab fishing. J Agromedicine. 2022. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2022.2068715. PubMed: 35440281

Kia K, Bae H, Johnson PW, Dennerlein JT, Kim JH. Evaluation of Vertical and Multi-axial Suspension Seats for Reducing Vertical-dominant and Multi-axial Whole Body Vibration and Associated Neck and Low Back Joint Torque and Muscle Activity. Ergonomics. 2022:1-29. doi:10.1080/00140139.2022.2051611. PubMed: 35257643

Pan-Zagorski W, Johnson PW, Pereny MA, Kim JH. Automotive Seat Comfort and Vibration Performance Evaluation in Dynamic Settings. Applied Sciences. 2022;12(8):4033. doi:10.3390/app12084033.


Hwang J, Yerriboina VNaveen Kum, Ari H, Kim JH. Effects of passive back-support exoskeletons on physical demands and usability during patient transfer tasks. Applied Ergonomics. 2021;93:103373. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103373. PubMed: 33516046

Kia K, Johnson PW, Kim JH. The effects of different seat suspension types on occupants' physiologic responses and task performance: implications for autonomous and conventional vehicles. Applied Ergonomics. 2021;93:103380. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103380.

Kia K, Hwang J, Kim I-S, Ishak H, Kim JH. The effects of target size and error rate on the cognitive demand and stress during augmented reality interactions. Appl Ergon. 2021;97:103502. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103502. PubMed: 34167014

Dennerlein JT, Cavallari JM, Kim JH, Green NH. The effects of a new seat suspension system on whole body vibration exposure and driver low back pain and disability: Results from a randomized controlled trial in truck drivers. Appl Ergon. 2021;98:103588. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2021.103588.     PubMed: 34562781


Hwang J, Ari H, Matoo M, Chen J, Kim JH. Air-assisted devices reduce biomechanical loading in the low back and upper extremities during patient turning tasks. Applied Ergonomics. 2020;87:103-121. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103121.

Kim JH, Ari H, Madasu C, Hwang J. Evaluation of the biomechanical stress in the neck and shoulders during augmented reality interactions. Applied Ergonomics. 2020;88:103175. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103175.

Park J-H, Kia K, Srinivasan D, Kim JH. Postural balance effects from exposure to multi-axial whole-body vibration in mining vehicle operation. Applied Ergonomics. 2020;91:103307. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103307. PubMed: 33202332

Kia K, Fitch SM, Newsom SA, Kim JH. Effect of whole-body vibration exposures on physiological stresses: Mining heavy equipment applications. Appl Ergon. 2020;85:103065. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2020.103065. PubMed: 32174353


Kia K, Sisley J, Johnson PW, Kim JH. Differences in typing forces, muscle activity, wrist posture, typing performance, and self-reported comfort among conventional and ultra-low travel keyboards. Applied Ergonomics. 2019;74:10 - 16. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2018.07.014.

Hwang J, Kuppam VAneesh, Chodraju SSuryanaray, Chen J, Kim JH. Commercially Available Friction-Reducing Patient-Transfer Devices Reduce Biomechanical Stresses on Caregivers' Upper Extremities and Low Back. Hum Factors. 2019:1-16. doi:10.1177/0018720819827208. PubMed: 30794442

Konda RR, Ryu J-C, Kim JH. Three-Dimensional Global Acceleration Estimation in the Presence of Rotation Using an Inertial Measurement Unit for Whole Body Vibration Studies. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2019:1-22. doi:10.1080/10803548.2019.1565375.      PubMed: 30614415

Thamsuwan O, Galvin K, Tchong-French M, Kim JH, Johnson PW. A feasibility study comparing objective and subjective field-based physical exposure measurements during apple harvesting with ladders and mobile platforms. J Agromedicine. 2019:1-11. doi:10.1080/1059924X.2019.1593273.   PubMed: 30880611

Penumudi SAkhil, Kuppam VAneesh, Kim JH, Hwang J. The effects of target location on musculoskeletal load, task performance, and subjective discomfort during virtual reality interactions. Appl Ergon. 2019;84:103010. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.103010. PubMed: 31785450


Kim JH, Dennerlein JT, Johnson PW. The effect of a multi-axis suspension on whole body vibration exposures and physical stress in the neck and low back in agricultural tractor applications. Applied Ergonomics. 2018;68:80 - 89. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2017.10.021.

Kim JH, Marin LS, Dennerlein JT. Evaluation of commercially available seat suspensions to reduce whole body vibration exposures in mining heavy equipment vehicle operators. Appl Ergon. 2018;71:78-86. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2018.04.003.   PubMed: 2976417

Syamala KReddy, Ailneni RCharan, Kim JH, Hwang J. Armrests and back support reduced biomechanical loading in the neck and upper extremities during mobile phone use. Applied Ergonomics. 2018;73:48 - 54. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2018.06.003.

Kim JH, Zigman M, Dennerlein JT, Johnson PW. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Truck Seat Intervention: Part 2—Associations Between Whole-Body Vibration Exposures and Health Outcomes. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 2018. doi:10.1093/annweh/wxy063.

Johnson PW, Zigman M, Ibbotson J, Dennerlein JT, Kim JH. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Truck Seat Intervention: Part 1—Assessment of Whole Body Vibration Exposures. Annals of Work Exposures and Health. 2018;62. doi:10.1093/annweh/wxy062.