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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.

Areas of Research

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Biomechanics, Physical Ergonomics & Safety
Research in physical ergonomics and biodynamics is concerned with occupational ergonomics and cumulative trauma, as well as personalized medicine...
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Cognitive Systems Engineering and Resilience
Research in cognitive systems engineering and resilience focuses on the human-centered design of complex systems...
Spine Research Institute
The Spine Research Institute (SRI) is a unique group of multi-disciplinary experts and facilities dedicated to the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of spine and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).

Spotlight on HSI
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Engineering Advances in Human Performance
Back Pain
Life-Changing Treatments | Champions for All™
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(Scarlet &) Gray Matter in Football
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Interview: David Woods at Human Factors and Systems Safety for Aviation
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Athletics Engineered: Golf and the Back
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In a Nutshell: The Spine Research Institute

Enginuity Podcast: Engineering solutions to back pain (29 mins)

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