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UI to Host 3rd American Conference on Human Vibration June 1-4
Thursday, May 20, 2010
University of Iowa News Release
The University of Iowa will host the 3rd American Conference on Human Vibration June 1-4 at the Iowa Memorial Union.
Held biennially, the conference provides a forum for scientists, engineers, ergonomists, medical doctors, industrial hygienists, educators, epidemiologists, health and safety specialists, physiologists, psychologists, students and others from government, industry and academic institutions to discuss and advance research and education in human response to vibration.
Understanding human responses to vibration allows interested stakeholders to reduce risks by improving vibration environments. Conference topics include human responses to hand-transmitted and whole-body vibration and may include measured human responses, modeling, experimental design, sensors, new technologies, and epidemiology studies. Contemporary issues related to prevention measures, occupational health, and data collection used to study the complex, dynamic human response to vibration will be addressed.
The meeting chair is David G. Wilder, associate professor in the UI College of Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering and associate professor in the UI College of Public Health Department of Occupational and Environmental Health. Wilder is a nationally known expert on the human body's response to vibration and serves on national (ANSI) and international (ISO) committees that develop standards on exposure to vibration and repeated mechanical shock.