The Ergonomics Program conducts research to measure risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities and to evaluate hand tools and other engineering solutions designed to prevent these disorders. A principal focus of research is on understanding hand and arm biomechanics during computer use.

Current Research- Effect of Keyboard Key Pitch on Productivity, Comfort, and Wrist Biomechanics Among Computer Users with Large Hands

The purpose is to determine whether productivity, comfort, and wrist biomechanics for users with large hands can be maintained with keyboards with reduced horizontal and vertical key size as compared to a standard key size.