David G. Wilder

(319) 384-0513
1408 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1985.
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1978.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1974.
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Whole body vibration; spinal biomechanics; injury prevention.
Selected Publications: 
  • Wilder, D.G., "The Biomechanics of Vibration and Low Back Pain," American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 577-588, April, 1993.
  • Wilder, D.G., Magnusson, M., Fenwick, J., Pope, M.H., "The Effect of Posture and Seat Suspension Design on Discomfort and Back Muscle Fatigue During Simulated Truck Driving," Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 66-76, February, 1994.
  • Wilder, D.G., Pope, M.H., "Epidemiological and Etiological Aspects of Low Back Pain in Vibration Environments - An Update," Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 61-73, March, 1996.
  • Wilder, D.G., Pope, M.H., Magnusson, M., "Mechanical Stress Reduction during Seated Jolt/Vibration Exposure," Seminars in Perinatology (issue on Vibration Exposure in Pregnancy), Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 54-60, 1996.
  • Wilder, D.G., Aleksiev, A.R., Magnusson, M., Pope, M.H., Spratt, K., Goel, V.K., "Muscular Response to Sudden Load: A Tool to Evaluate Fatigue and Rehabilitation," Spine, Vol. 21, No. 22, pp. 2628-2639, November, 1996.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Society of Biomechanics; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine; National Back Foundation; National Society of Professional Engineers; Orthopaedic Research Society; Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America; Society of Automotive Engineers