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Comparison of Two Devices for the Ambulatory Measurement of 3D Back Postures


The IRSST and the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) have each developed a device that can measure the orientation of a person’s trunk relative to the person’s pelvis. As part of a partnership agreement, the researchers wish to compare the two prototypes with a view to developing a valid and reliable quantification instrument for posture.

In terms of future projects, designing this type of device would allow researchers to improve measurement of biomechanical exposure and document the risks of back injury in the workplace.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 0099-9210
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2012
  • Christian Larue (IRSST)
  • André Plamondon (IRSST)
  • Alain Delisle (Université de Sherbrooke)
  • Steve Vezeau (Université du Québec à Montréal )
  • Hakim Mecheri (IRSST)