The Human Factors and Ergonomics research group was represented at the Conference ORP 2017. The event took place in Buenos Aires in Argentina. The E&HF group was represented by its coordinator, Pedro Arezes. The conference was held during 3 days, from the 30 Oct to 1st Nov, and was attended by participantes of several countries.
Pedro Arezes (picture), who is also one of the Co-Directors of the ORP Scientific Program, was one of the international invited speakers and has addressed the topic of work-related MSD and the influence of obesity during vertical manual materials handling.
Pedro Arezes gave the lecture in Spanish and the original title was “La obesidad como fator de riesgo de transtornos musculosqueléticos associados com el manejo vertical de cargas“.
This talk was based in the PhD work developed by Ana Colim, which has been supervised by Pedro Arezes and Paulo Flores, the latter from the Biomechanics group at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Minho.
The next edition of the ORP, the ORP2018, will be in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.