8am to 9am
Presenter: Dr. Delia Treaster with Division of Safety and Hygiene
Description: Exoskeletons are wearable devices that can augment a person’s physical capabilities. Previously found only in the realm of science fiction, exoskeletons have been successfully used in medical rehabilitation, the military and more recently, in manufacturing jobs. Learn more about what exoskeletons are and what they can (and cannot) do. Exoskeletons hold many promises, but what are the unintended consequences of this unproven technology?
Bio: Dr. Delia Treaster
Dr. Delia Treaster is the Ergonomic Technical Advisor for the Division of Safety and Hygiene at BWC. She is a Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE) with over twenty years’ experience helping companies reduce their risk of ergonomic injuries. She has conducted training on basic principles of ergonomics, ergonomic risk factors, and ways to improve workplaces. Prior to joining BWC, Dr. Treaster worked as a Research Scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, a Senior Ergonomic Specialist at Travelers Insurance, and an ergonomic contractor with Humantech. She holds a Masters degree in Human Factors Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Occupational Biomechanics, both from Ohio State University.