The Neuromechanics and Ergonomics LAB

Neuromechanics and Ergonomics LAB

Understanding injury development at work and sport (neuromechanical mechanisms of injury)
Investigating how fatigue, injury and pain can influence performance
Developing recommendations to reduce injury risk (through ergonomic interventions)

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Learn more about Mike and the students working in the Lab.


Current Research

Learn more about the Lab. What are we currently working on?



View our peer-reviewed publications, conference proceedings, abstracts and technical reports.

Combining neuroscience and biomechanics, our lab aims to better understand how people develop work-related injuries. Identifying injury mechanisms can lead to better workplace design.

Michael W.R. Holmes, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics, Brock University | Department of Kinesiology

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Brock was well represented at OBC 2024! The HolmesLab had 10 talks/posters and Brock had the 2nd largest attendance at the meeting! The Brock group! MSc. Student Meera Sayal and her first conference poster! PhD Candidate Kailynn Mannella presenting her work on Robotic Rehabilitation in...

2023 Recap!

2023 was a busy year for our lab! We welcomed new students and saw old ones graduate. Past students have found employment at such places as Amazon, Ford and Professional Baseball (MLB) to name a few! Attending the ISBS 2023 Conference. Dr. Mike Sonne, Ryan Bench, Dr. Tyler Dobos, Dr. Mike Holmes We attended numerous conferences (ISBS, ACE, HFES, endMS, RehabWeek and OBC) and students were nominated for awards! Including Daniel Cousins (PhD student) winning best translation paper at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference. PhD Student Daniel Cousins presenting at HFES. Work in partnership with GM. The HolmesLab at OBC 2023! Students at the 2023 Association of Canadian Ergonomists Conference Dr. Holmes participated in a workshop at RehabWeek in Singapore and spoke at the endMS 2023 conference in...

Lab attends International Society of Biomechanics Conference in Calgary (ISB 2019)

Our lab and a contingent of Biomechanics researchers from Brock University attended the International Society of Biomechanics Conference in Calgary (ISB 2019), July 31-August 4, 2019. It was a great event and Brock was well represented! We had a mix of posters and oral presentations and all of our students did a fantastic job! 🙂  ...

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