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Justin Young

Research Interests

Ergonomics & Human Factors

Human-Computer Interaction

Occupational Safety

Work Design

Upper Limb Biomechanics

 

Education

B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2005

M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2006

M.S. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2008

Ph.D. Industrial & Operations Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2011

Postdoctoral Fellowship (EHS), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 2011-2012

 

Experience

Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2012-present

Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2010-2012

Research Fellow, Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, Hopkinton, MA, 2010

 

Research Activities

Ergonomics of Touchless Gestural Controls for Computing, Office Ergonomics Research Committee (OERC), 2014

Gesture Identification and Task Monitoring with Markerless Motion Tracking Systems, Kettering Faculty Research Fellowship, 2014-15

Evaluation of Handhold Design and Hand Performance in Falls, Kettering Internal Grant, 2014-15

 

Selected Publications

Onyebeke, L; Young, JG; Trudeau, MB; Dennerlein, JT. (2013) Effects of Forearm and Palm Supports on the Upper Extremity during Computer Mouse Use. Applied Ergonomics, 45:3, 564-570

Young, J. G., Trudeau, M. B., Odell, D., Marinelli, K., & Dennerlein, J. T. (2013). Wrist and shoulder posture and muscle activity during touch-screen tablet use: Effects of usage configuration, tablet type, and interacting hand. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation. 45:1, 59-71.

Young, J. G., Lin, J. H., Chang, C. C., & McGorry, R. W. (2013). The natural angle between the hand and handle and the effect of handle orientation on wrist radial/ulnar deviation during maximal push exertions. Ergonomics, 56:4, 682-691.

Ehrlich, P; Young, JG; Ulin, S; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ; Galecki, A; Chen, S; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2013) Maximum Hand-Rung Coupling Forces In Children: The Effects Of Diameter. Human Factors, 55:3, 545-556.

Trudeau, MB; Young, JG; Jindrich, DL; Dennerlein, JT. (2012) Thumb motor performance varies with thumb and wrist posture during single-handed mobile phone use. Journal of Biomechanics, 45:14, 2349-54.

Young, JG; Woolley, C; Ashton-Miller, JA; Armstrong, TJ. (2012). The effect of handhold orientation, size, and wearing gloves on hand-handhold breakaway strength. Human Factors, 54:3, 316 – 333.

Young, JG; Trudeau, M; Odell, D; Marinelli, K; Dennerlein, JT. (2012) Touch-screen tablet user configurations and case-supported tilt affect head and neck flexion angles. Work, 41, 81–91.

Seo, NJ; Armstrong, TJ; Young, JG. (2010). Effects of handle orientation, gloves, handle friction, and elbow posture on maximum horizontal pull and push forces. Ergonomics, 53:1, 92-101.

Young, JG; Woolley, C; Armstrong, TJ; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2009). Hand/handhold coupling: effect of handle shape, orientation, and friction on breakaway strength. Human Factors, 51:5, 705-717.

Young, J., Lin, M., Bick, A., Sarwar, A., & Dennerlein, J. (2013, September). Gestural Workspaces for Computer Interaction Configuration and Performance. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 424-428). SAGE Publications.

Young JG; Endresen Reme, S; Caban-Martinez, A; Arlinghaus A., Gray G. (2013) Teaching Transdisciplinary Research: A Novel Framework and Case-Study. SciTS: Science of Team Science Conference, Chicago IL. June.

Young, J. G., Sackllah, M. E., & Armstrong, T. J. (2010, September). Force distribution at the hand/handle interface for grip and pull tasks. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 54, No. 15, pp. 1159-1163). SAGE Publications.

Young, JG; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ. (2010). Effect of handhold orientation, size, and wearing gloves on the ability to hang on. In: Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace, 2010.

Young, JG; Woolley, CB; Armstrong, TJ; Ashton-Miller, JA. (2010). Effects of using rungs or rails on hand forces while ascending and descending fixed ladders. In: Research and Practice for Fall Injury Control in the Workplace, 2010.

Armstrong, T. J., Young, J., Woolley, C., Ashton-Miller, J., & Kim, H. (2009, October). Biomechanical aspects of fixed ladder climbing: Style, ladder tilt and carrying. In Proceedings of the human factors and ergonomics society annual meeting (Vol. 53, No. 14, pp. 935-939). Sage Publications.

 

Contact Information

Email: jyoung@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-7951

Office: 1-700C AB