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Monica Jones

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Monica Jones is an assistant research scientist in UMTRI’s Biosciences Group. She joined UMTRI in 2014 after a postdoctoral fellowship as a visiting fellow at the Canada Defence Research & Development Centre.  She has an MS and a PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan.  She also earned an MHK in Applied Human Performance from the University of Windsor and a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Guelph.  

Dr. Jones’s has a diverse background in engineering applications of physical ergonomics, anthropometry, and biomechanics that is motivated by eight years of practice as an industrial engineer. Her current research focuses on occupant accommodation and safety in vehicles, occupant anthropometry and ergonomics for vehicle design. Vulnerable populations, including child passengers and obese occupants, are a major focus, in addition to occupational vehicles, including military and law enforcement personnel.  Recently, she has developed experimental platforms to enable the objective characterization of occupants’ psychophysical, kinematic and physiological response in a passenger vehicle.  She is also interested in physical ergonomic assessment of workplace design and developing posture and motion simulation algorithms for digital human figure modeling software used for industrial ergonomics and military applications.  Dr. Jones is a certified professional ergonomist (CPE).

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A pilot study of law ernforcement officer (LEO) anthropometry with applications to vehicle design for safety and accommodation
Monica L.H. Jones, Sheila M. Ebert, Matthew P. Reed



Law enforcement officers (LEO) are at relatively high risk of back pain and other musculoskeletal...