Freddie Houghton

Student Researcher
Degree Program: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Concentration in Biomechanics and Emphasis in Human Factors & Ergonomics Expected graduation: May 2022 Area(s) of Interest: Orthopedics; Biomechanics; Medical Devices; Ergonomics Project(s): Chair Study (establishing relationships between chair design features and trunk sway parameters); Tendon Strain Study (performing in-vivo strain measurement on the tendons of the carpal tunnel) Desired Employment: Clinic and Academia

Ketki Joshi

Student Researcher
Human Factors & Ergonomics

Degree Program: Bachelor of Science

Expected graduation: 2023

Area(s) of Interest: Ketki is an undergraduate student in the Industrial Engineering and Operations Research department at UC Berkeley. Her current research interests include applying human factors concepts to the healthcare field particularly in biomedical devices and surgical equipment.
Project(s): Currently she is working on usability testing and qualitative data collection and analysis for children's mice, headsets and styluses.

James McNicholas

Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Degree program: MPH (UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program)

Graduated: 2021

Areas of Interest: Labor law, industrial regulation, workers' compensation

Employment: Director of Occupational Health Services at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

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Rieke Meyer

Student Researcher
Human Factors & Ergonomics

Degree Program: Masters of Science

Expected Graduation: 2023

Area(s) of interest: Rieke is a visiting graduate student in medical engineering from Austria and Germany. Her interests include exoskeletons and their impact on the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as the development and application of prostheses.

Project(s): Data collection and analysis of the usability and safety of passive arm and shoulder exoskeletons for construction workers

Desired Employment: ...