Movement analysis of firefighters using gaming and simulation technology

Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario

Tara Kajaks
Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University; S. Leonard Syme Fellow, Institute for Work & Health

The work firefighters do can be very physically demanding, putting them at risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI). In this plenary, Tara Kajaks presents her research on the use of gaming and simulation technology to ergonomically assess firefighters in their training environment. In addition to presenting the study results, she also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of this technology for field-based movement analysis and ergonomics assessment. 

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