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Mohammed Abdoli Eramaki

Mohammad Abdoli-Eramaki

EducationBSc, MSc, PhD, CCPE, CIH, CRSP
OfficeDCC-319, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex
Phone416-979-5000, ext. 557624
Areas of ExpertiseErgonomics; Occupational biomechanics; Injury prevention; Industrial hygiene; Occupational safety and health; Industrial ventilation

I am an occupational biomechanist, an industrial hygienist and a certified ergonomist. I am a graduate of Queen's University.

I am also an adjunct professor at the Queen's University School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and at the department of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University.

The focus of current research is on the “Evaluation of dry ECG biosensors and development of algorithms for early identification of fatigue”. In collaboration with my industrial partner, Myant Inc., my lab is evaluating Myant’s embedded biosensors in the fabric of underwear and other commonly used clothing for continuous collection of ECG in order to detect the electrocardiogram patterns for developing algorithms that identify fatigue at earlier stages.

My other research aims to design and evaluate ergonomic tools to reduce musculoskeletal injuries in workplaces by understanding the kinetics and kinematics of lifting activities. Besides teaching health and safety topics at Ryerson, I supervise research conducted in the Ergonomics and Biomechanics and Injury Prevention Laboratory.

My past work has led to the re-examination of optimal work heights and reach distances with static and dynamic trunk postures with standing work while leaning forward (desk, conveyor belts, hospital beds, etc.). It has also led to the design and evaluation of trunk support devices and the examination of best lifting practices.

I have patented several ergonomics tools and have collaborated with many industries, including Superior Propane, the Beer Store, Miller Waste Management, Auto Laundry services, Posi Plus, Hydro One, Toronto Hydro, Purolator, Canroof, and several restaurants. In collaboration with the psychology department, I explore noise exposure levels among musicians and restaurant bar tenders.

  • OHS314 - Physical Agents
  • OHS723 - Sectorial Applications I
  • OHS516 - Ergonomics
  • OHS623 - Safety Control Methods

Research interests:

  • Occupational biomechanics
  • Ergonomics
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Noise and vibration in workplaces

Research projects:

Sole Inventor of Personal Lift Assist Device (PLAD)

  1. 2004: International Patent Application No. PCT/CA2004/002134
  2. 2006: Canadian Patent Application No. 2,547,270
  3. 2006: European Patent Application No. 04802309.7

Sole Inventor of Stationary Trunk Support (DTS)

  1. 2008: US Patent registration No. 12,222,013;  
  2. 2008: Canadian Patent registration Entitled

Sole Inventor of Reaching Trunk Support Device (RTSD)

  1. 2014: Canadian Patent registration Entitled.

Sole Inventor of Chamber Lid Remover Tool (CLRT)

  1. Provisional patent application for the “chamber lid remover tool” filed on January 2015.

Journal articles:

  • Abdoli-E M., Agababova M., Pasko E., Janabi J., Damecour C, Evaluation and Comparison of Lifting Techniques Among Individuals with Different Levels of Lifting Training, Journal of Applied Ergonomics, Vol 78, 120–126, 2019.
  • McLenon T., Petal S., Behar A., and Abdoli-E. M. Evaluation of smartphone sound level meter applications as a reliable tool for noise monitoring. Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, (2019), 1-8.
  • Ziaei M., H., Choobineh A., Abdoli-E. M., Ghaem H., Jaberi O.,  Psychological and physical job demands, decision latitude, and work-related social support among Iranian waste collectors, Journal of Waste Management 95 (2019) 377–387
  • Behar A., Abdoli-E. M, and Chasin M., Mosher S.:  Field attenuation of individual orchestra shields. Journal of Canadian Acoustics, Vol 46. No. 3 (2018)1 -15
  • Behar A., Chasin M.,Mosher S. Abdoli-E. M, and F. Russo.:  Noise exposure and hearing loss in classical orchestra musicians: A five years follow up. Journal of noise and health, Mar-Apr; 20(93): 42–46, 2018
  • Ziaei M., H., Choobineh A., Abdoli-E. M., Ghaem H., Individual, physical, and organizational risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders among municipality solid waste collectors in Shiraz, Iran, Journal of industrial health, Journal of Industrial Health, 56-4 , 405, 2018.
  • Luo Y., Pham A., Behar A., Mosher S., and Abdoli-E. M., sound attenuation of acoustic shields.  Journal of Canadian Acoustics. Vol. 46 No 1 (29-35) 2018.
  • Abdoli-E M, Damecour C.  Biomechanics of leaning on a desk and using an external upper body trunk support. Journal of Ergonomics, 58(2):208-19, 2015.