Human Kinetics

medical equipment over background of banknotesWE-Spark Health Institute announced $287,000 in grants to 14 innovative research projects in Windsor-Essex.

Health research projects earn local funding

WE-Spark Health Institute announced $287,000 in grants to 14 innovative research projects in Windsor-Essex.

Nadia Azar taking notes while drummer performsKinesiology professor Nadia Azar, at right, collects data from sensors worn by Municipal Waste drummer Dave Witte. (Photo by Joe Orlando.)

Researcher studying the beating taken by drummers’ bodies

Nadia Azar has received a grant from the Grammy Museum to research why drum instructors do or don’t train students on how to prevent injury.

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Xiaoxu Ji assembles a car, Joel Cort monitors his movementsKinesiology professor Joel Cort (right) is part of team of ergonomics researchers working to improve digital simulation tools to promote safety and efficiency in automotive assembly plants. Here, postdoctoral fellow Xiaoxu Ji straps on motion-capture sensors to record his movements.

Ergonomics project to speed simulations of auto plant operations

Kinesiology researchers are working to improve digital simulation tools used in manufacturing to promote workplace safety and efficiency.