Occupational Health

The socio-economic interest in occupational health has never been bigger. Very few individuals go through life without experiencing some kind of occupational injury ranging from mild and temporary back pain to permanent disability. Many of these injuries are in the musculoskeletal system and can be traced back to the working environment, but while insurance premiums are exploding along with worker's compensations, we remain in doubt of the precise causes of many of the conditions, and interventions are very often prescribed without much firm knowledge of their effects.

Musculoskeletal modeling is the ideal tool for these situations because it allows for a quantitative comparison between different working situations and can assess the consequences of prospective interventions.