Description:
Poor posture at work is a major cause of back pain, injuries and stress, resulting in lost time and reduced productivity. After the description and a practical (live) demonstration of the main techniques that can be used to measure the posture, we will present three practical application of posture measurements at the workplace and in daily living conditions.

Speaker Information:

Marco Tarabini was born in Lecco, Italy, in 1978. He received the M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering and the Ph.D. cum laude in engineering of mechanical systems from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. He is currently Associate Professor of Mechanical and Thermal measurement at Politecnico di Milano. His research is mainly focused on the study of the response of the human body to vibration; in this field, he developed linear and nonlinear models for the description of the response of the body to hand-arm and whole-body vibration. He developed and tested different measurement systems for monitoring mechanical and thermal parameters of the human body. He is a member of the editorial board of Shock and Vibration and Acta IMEKO. He is author of more than 100 scientific publications and responsible for different research projects on vibration, measurements and technology transfer.