IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Validation of a New Inertial Measurement System


Arecent project by the IRSST supported the development of a measurement system and protocol that would make it possible to quantitatively assess material handlers’ physical exposure. This project proved the validity of an inertial measurement system to evaluate whole body kinematics in the laboratory and on the ground.

Several systems exist, but the one tested by the research team is very expensive, which could dissuade companies and stakeholders from acquiring one for training novice material handlers. However, a very low-cost inertial measurement system recently came on the market.

The aim of this activity is to assess this system’s accuracy. The researchers hope to make a new teaching approach available to OHS stakeholders, which will include enhanced feedback intended to improve novice material handlers’ competence at executing their usual tasks.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2018-0036
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2020