Clive D'Souza

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Engineering
Department: 
Industrial and Operations Engineering
Title: 
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Center for Ergonomics
Phone: 
7347630542
Short bio: 

Clive D'Souza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering and is a faculty affiliate of the U-M Center for Ergonomics. He has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

For more information, please see: http://dsouzalab.engin.umich.edu

Research summary: 

Research in my lab focuses on modeling human performance, functional capabilities and movement for ergonomics and inclusive design applications particularly for situations that constrained by time, space or resources, such as in occupational work, patient-care, public transportation.

On-going research projects include:

  • human subjects experiments to evaluate and model performance, behavior and coping strategies of people with diverse functional abilities including wheelchair users, older adult users of walking aids, blind and visually impaired users for environmental design applications
  • empirical modeling and development of data-driven information visualization tools and digital human modeling for ergonomics and environmental design to support the designing of products, environments and systems that accommodate users of diverse functional abilities i.e., inclusive design.

 

Keywords: 
modeling human performance,
functional capabilities and movement,
ergonomics,
application domains: occupational work,
patient-care,
public transportation
Delegates: 
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