Brock University Continues SantosHuman Worker Safety Research Partnership
Brock University is applying grant funding to use SantosHuman software to create predictive human modeling modules for its ergonomics students.
By: SantosHuman Inc.
"SantosHuman has emerged as a world leader in digital human modeling, and the power of this technology is an innovative step forward for the Ergonomics profession,"
Brock University's Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics Lab integrates motion capture, robotics and neurophysiology to understand muscle recruitment, fatigue and injury. The Santos University Program provides Brock University with an additional virtual human resource to enhance and expand the university's high-fidelity workplace simulations. In addition, the program provides students in undergraduate and Masters of Professional Kinesiology ergonomics courses with access to SantosHuman's first-of-its-
"By partnering with Santos, we are able to provide Brock students with experiential learning opportunities that use state-of-the-
The new learning modules provide students with experiential learning related to strength demands. They simulate tasks in the lab, then attempt to recreate them in the virtual environments funded by the grant and uploaded into the Santos software.
"I founded the Santos Institute in 2014 to provide oversight of all activities associated with the development and dissemination of Santos knowledge," said Steve Beck, President & CEO of SantosHuman Inc. "We also needed to ensure these activities represented academic rigor, so we established the Santos University Program to officially partner with internationally renowned programs of Kinesiology, Ergonomics, Human Factors, Design, and Engineering. Dr. Holmes' efforts at Brock University provide an outstanding example of the value of these partnerships."
SantosHuman's research partnerships in Europe and North and South America include Nipissing University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, University of California-Berkeley, Oregon State University, Politecnico di Milano, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, the University of Waterloo and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Learn more at https://www.santoshumaninc.com.