Human Systems Integration

The ISE Department has one of the premier research and educational programs in human systems integration. This research focuses on both the mind and the body, with leading research efforts in cognitive systems engineering, biodynamics, physical ergonomics, resilience engineering and safety engineering. This work continues a long tradition of human factors research and industry partnerships at Ohio State, with an emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach to system design.

This research draws upon the extensive experience of faculty, staff, and students from a variety of disciplines, including industrial and systems engineering, biomedical engineering, computer and information science, communication, electrical engineering, industrial design, psychology, statistics, education, physiology, biomedical engineering, public health, public policy and medicine.

Biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics & Safety

Biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics & Safety

Research in physical ergonomics and biodynamics is concerned with occupational ergonomics and cumulative trauma, as well as personalized medicine for the prevention and treatment of spine disorders. Research focuses on discovering and characterizing risk factors for injury and designing and evaluating interventions to reduce injury risk and enhance the safety and productivity of the humans in systems as diverse as healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing, emergency services, and education.

Cognitive Systems Engineering and Resilience

Cognitive Systems Engineering and Resilience

Research in cognitive systems engineering and resilience focuses on the human-centered design of complex systems, including work focusing on air traffic flow management, airline operations control, cybersecurity, healthcare, information retrieval and analysis and military planning.

Spine Research Institute

Spine Research Institute

The Spine Research Institute (SRI) is a unique group of multi-disciplinary experts who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of spine and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).