The Neuromechanics and Ergonomics LAB

Scholarly and Professional Work

The following is a list of works by Mike Holmes and the Holmes Lab. Underlined names represent student supervision. Also visit our Google Scholar page for a more frequently updated list!


PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Published, In-Press, or Accepted

  1. Forman D, Forman G, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Sustained isometric wrist flexion and extension maximal voluntary contractions on corticospinal excitability to forearm muscles during low-intensity hand-gripping. Brain Sciences, 10(7), 445, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10070445.
  2. Forman D, Forman G, Avila Mireles E, Mugnosso M, Zenzeri J, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Characterizing forearm muscle activity during dynamic wrist flexion-extension movement using a wrist robot. Journal of Biomechanics, 108(17), 109908, 2020.
  3. Forman D, Forman G, Avila Mireles E, Mugnosso M, Zenzeri J, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Characterizing forearm muscle activity during dynamic wrist radial-ulnar movement using a wrist robot. Journal of Biomechanics, 108(17), 109897, 2020.
  4. Forman D, Forman G, Mugnosso M, Zenzeri J, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Sustained Isometric Wrist Flexion and Extension Maximal Voluntary Contractions Similarly Impair Hand-Tracking Accuracy in Young Adults Using a Wrist Robot. Frontiers Sports Act. Living – Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement, 2020. https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2020.00053.
  5. Forman G, Forman D, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Characterizing forearm muscle recruitment patterns during dynamic wrist flexion and extension contractions using a haptic wrist robot. Scientific Reports, 10(1):4161, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61117-9.
  6. Mallette M, Cheung S, Kumar R, Hodges G, Holmes MWR, Gabriel D. The effects of local forearm heating and cooling on motor unit properties during submaximal contractions. Experimental Physiology, January 2020.
  7. Birfer R, Sonne M, Holmes MWR. Manifestation of fatigue in baseball pitching: A systematic review. PeerJ, 7:e7390, 2020. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7390.
  8. Forman D, Abdel-Malek D, Bunce CM, Holmes MWR. Biceps brachii muscle-length and elbow joint angle uniquely influence spinal, but not corticospinal excitability to the biceps brachii across forearm postures. Journal of Neurophysiology, 122(1), 413-423, 2019.
  9. Zabihhosseinian M, Yielder, P, Holmes MWR, Murphy B. Neck Muscle Fatigue Affects Performance of an Eye-Hand Tracking Task. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 47, 1-9, 2019.
  10. Mallette MM, Green LA, Hodges GJ, Fernley RE, Gabriel DA, Holmes MWR, Cheung SS. The effects of local muscle temperature on manual performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119 (5), 1225-1233, 2019.
  11. Forman D, Forman G, Robathan J, Holmes MWR. The influence of simultaneous handgrip force and wrist torque on forearm muscle recruitment. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 45, 53-60, 2019.
  12. Mugnosso, M, Marini F, Holmes MWR, Morasso P, Zenzeri J. Exploring fatigue assessment during robot-mediated movements. Journal of NeuralEngineering, 15:119, 2-14, 2018.
  13. Forman D, Forman G, Button D, Holmes MWR. THERABAND® CLX Reduces Knee-Width Index and Range of Motion During the Overhead Barbell Squat. Accepted, Sports Biomechanics, September 24, 2018.
  14. Debison-larabie C, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Exploring sex differences in cervical spine muscle activity during sudden head perturbations in hockey players. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 34(6), 454-461, 2018.
  15. Forman G, Breitner V, Shivpaul R, Murczek D, Holmes MWR. Upper extremity postures and muscle activity during IV pole interaction. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, 1-10, 2018.
  16. Baarbe J, Yielder P, Haavik H, Holmes MWR, Murphy B. Subclinical recurrent neck pain and its treatment impacts motor training-induced plasticity of the cerebellum and motor cortex. PloS ONE, 13(2): e0193413. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193413.
  17. Foley R, Bulbrook B, Button D, Holmes MWR. Effects of A Band Loop on lower extremity muscle activity and kinematics during the barbell squat. The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 12(4), 1-10, 2017.
  18. Avery M, Wattie N, Holmes MWR, Dogra S. Seasonal changes in functional fitness and neurocognitive assessments in youth ice hockey players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 32(11), 3143-3152, 2018.
  19. Farid B, Yielder P, Holmes MWR, Haavik H, Murphy B. Subclinical Neck Pain leads to altered multi-sensory integration at baseline and four-week follow-up relative to healthy controls. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 41(2), 81-90, 2018.
  20. Doss R, Robathan J, Abdel-Malek D, Holmes MWR. Posture Coaching and Feedback during Patient Handling in a Student Nurse Population. IISE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, 0, 1-12, 2018.
  21. Cudlip A, Holmes MWR, Dickerson C, Callaghan JP. The effects of shoulder abduction angle and wrist angle on upper extremity muscle activity in unilateral right-handed push/pull tasks. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 64, 102-107, 2018.
  22. Kassee C, Hunt C, Holmes MWR, Lloyd M. Nintendo Wii versus resistance training to improve upper-limb function in children ages 7 to 12 with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy: a home-based, feasibility study. Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 10, 145-154, 2017.
  23. Zabihhosseinian M, Holmes MWR, Howarth S, Ferguson B, Murphy B. Neck muscle fatigue differentially alters scapular and humeral kinematics during humeral elevation in subclinical neck pain participants versus healthy controls. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 33, 73-82, 2017.
  24. Forman DA, Richards M, Forman G, Holmes MWR, Power KE. Changes in corticospinal and spinal excitability to the biceps brachii with a neutral versus pronated handgrip position differ between arm cycling and tonic elbow flexion. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00543.
  25. Forman DA, Baarbe J, Daligadu J, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. The effects of upper limb posture and a sub-maximal gripping task on corticospinal excitability to muscles of the forearm. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 27, 95-101, 2016.
  26. Baarbe J, Holmes MWR, Murphy HE, Haavik H, Murphy BA. Subclinical neck pain impairs the ability to perform a mental rotation task: A four week longitudinal study with a healthy control group comparison. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 39(1), 23-30, 2016.
  27. Gruevski KM, Holmes MWR, Gooyers CE, Dickerson CR, Callaghan JP. Evaluation of a novel thoracic support for police offices during prolonged simulated driving exposures. Applied Ergonomics, 52, 160-168, 2016.
  28. Holmes MWR, DeCarvalho D, Karakolis T, Callaghan JP. An electromyographic evaluation of abdominal and lower back muscle activity while performing core exercises on a stability ball and a dynamic office chair. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2015.
  29. Zabihhosseinian M, Holmes MWR, Murphy BA. Neck Muscle Fatigue Alters the Cervical Flexion Relaxation Ratio in Sub-Clinical Neck Pain Patients. Clinical Biomechanics, 30(5), 397-404, 2015.
  30. Zabihhosseinian M, Holmes MWR, Murphy BA. Neck muscle fatigue alters upper limb proprioception. Experimental Brain Research, 1-13, 2015.
  31. Noguchi M, Gooyers CE, Holmes MWR, Callaghan JP. The impact of compressive force magnitude on the in vitro neutral zone range and passive stiffness during a flexion-extension range of motion test. Cogent Engineering, 2(1), 1-9, 2015.
  32. Holmes MWR, Tat J, Keir PJ. Neuromechanical Control of the Forearm Muscles during Gripping with Sudden Flexion and Extension Wrist Perturbations. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18(16), 1826-1834, 2015.
  33. Tat J, Holmes MWR, Keir PJ. Cycle to cycle variability in a repetitive upper extremity task. Ergonomics, 57(9), 1405-1415, 2014.
  34. Holmes MWR and Keir PJ. Muscle Contributions to Elbow Joint Rotational Stiffness during Sudden External Arm Perturbations. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 30(2), 282-289, 2014.
  35. Holmes MWR, MacKinnon CD, Dickerson CR and Callaghan JP. Evaluating the effects of police duty belt equipment configuration on lumbar posture, seat pressure and discomfort. Ergonomics, 56 (1), 126-136, 2013.
  36. MacKinnon SN, Matthews J, Holmes MWR, Albert WJ. The effect of platform motions upon the biomechanical demands of lifting tasks. Occupational Ergonomics, 10 (3), 103-112, 2012.
  37. Holmes MWR, Howarth SJ, Callaghan JP, Keir PJ. Biomechanical properties of the transverse carpal ligament during biaxial testing. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 30 (5), 757-763, 2012.
  38. Holmes MWR and Keir PJ. Posture and hand load alter muscular response to sudden arm perturbations. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22 (2), 191-198, 2012.
  39. Holmes MWR, Howarth SJ, Callaghan JP, Keir PJ. Carpal tunnel and transverse carpal ligament stiffness with changes in wrist posture and indenter size. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 29 (11), 1682-1687, 2011.
  40. Keir PJ, Sanei K, Holmes MWR. The effects of task rotation on muscle activity and fatigue. Applied Ergonomics, 42, 814-819, 2011.
  41. Holmes MWR, Hodder JN, Keir PJ. Continuous assessment of low back loads in long term care nurses. Ergonomics, 53 (9), 1108-1116, 2010.
  42. Hodder JN, Holmes MWR, Brown, M., Keir PJ. Continuous assessment of work activities and posture in long term care nurses. Ergonomics, 53 (9), 1097-1107, 2010.
  43. Holmes MWR, MacKinnon SN, Matthews J, Albert WJ, Mills S. Effects of a simulated motion environment upon the physical demands of heavy materials handling operators. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 24 (2), 103-111, 2008.
  44. Matthews JD, MacKinnon SN, Albert WJ, Holmes MW, Patterson A. Effects of moving environments on the physical demands of heavy materials handling operators. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 37 (1), 43-50, 2007.
  45. Button DC, Behm DG, Holmes MW, MacKinnon SN. Noise and muscle contraction affecting vigilance task performance. Occupational Ergonomics 4 (3), 157-171, 2004.
REFERRED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (ORAL OR POSTER)

*Underlined names represent students (HQP) supervised or co-supervised

  1. Mallette M, Gabriel D, Hodges G, Kumar R, Holmes M, Cheung, M. The effects of local thermal manipulations on motor unit properties during light and moderate contractions. International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics (ICEE (2019). Amsterdam, Netherlands. July 7-12, 2019.
  2. Forman D, Forman G, Mugnosso M, Zenzeri J, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. The influence of isometric wrist flexor/extensor fatigue on hand tracking performance using a haptic wrist robot. 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2019). Calgary, AB, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2019.
  3. Mannella K, Forman G, Mugnosso M, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. The effects of grip force on wrist kinematics in response to sudden perturbations. 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2019). Calgary, AB, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2019.
  4. Gagnon R, Button D, Holmes MWR. The effect of biofreeze on delayed onset muscle soreness induced changes to running biomechanics. 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2019). Calgary, AB, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2019.
  5. Reece A, Parkinson J, Holmes MWR. The effects of upper body posture and instructional cues on shoulder muscle activity and kinematics during elastic resistance exercise. 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2019). Calgary, AB, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2019.
  6. Forman G, Forman D, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Investigating the effects of sudden wrist perturbations on forearm co-contraction. 27th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB2019). Calgary, AB, Canada, July 31-August 4, 2019.
  7. Dunne C, Holmes MWR, Lockwood K. The effect of blade alignment on kinetic and kinematic characteristics during the execution of butterfly techniques in goaltenders. 14th biennial Footwear Biomechanics symposium. Kananaskis, AB, Canada, July 28-July 30, 2019.
  8. Forman D, Forman G, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Wrist flexor-extensor co-contraction during dynamic wrist movement using a haptic wrist robot. Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB), Halifax, NS, Canada, Aug 14-17, 2018.
  9. Forman G, Forman D, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Investigating the effects of sudden wrist perturbations on forearm musculature. Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB), Halifax, NS, Canada, Aug 14-17, 2018.
  10. Forman G, Forman D, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Investigating the effects of sudden wrist perturbations on forearm musculature. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin, Ireland, June 30-July 2, 2018.
    *Winner – Best Student Poster Award
  11. Forman D, Abdel-Malek D, Bunce C, Holmes MWR. Elbow joint angle and biceps brachii muscle-length separately influence spinal, but not corticospinal, excitability to the biceps brachii. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin, Ireland, June 30-July 2, 2018.
  12. Forman G, Forman D, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Characterizing forearm muscle recruitment patterns during dynamic wrist flexion and extension contractions using a haptic wrist robot. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin, Ireland, June 30-July 2, 2018.
  13. Forman D, Forman G, Avila Mireles E, Zenzeri J, Holmes MWR. Characterizing forearm muscle recruitment patterns during radial and ulnar rotation of the wrist using a haptic wrist robot. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Dublin, Ireland, June 30-July 2, 2018.
  14. Holmes MWR. Using robotics to better understand neuromechanical control of the hand. Rehab Week 2017: International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, London, England, July 17-20, 2017.
    *Invited speaker – workshop
  15. Baarbe J, Murphy B, Haavik H, Holmes MWR. Spinal manipulation for mild recurrent neck pain influences upper limb biomechanics: A four-week randomized controlled trial. Neural Control of Movement, Dublin, Ireland, May 1-5, 2017.
  16. Zabihhosseinian M, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Neck muscle fatigue affects performance of a tracking task performed using shoulder rotation. Neural Control of Movement, Dublin, Ireland, May 1-5, 2017.
  17. Gilley R, Yielder P, Baarbe J, Holmes MWR, Haavik H, Murphy B. Subclinical Neck Pain Affects Motor Skill Acquisition and Transfer as Compared to a Healthy Control Group. World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Washington, DC, USA, March 15-18, 2017.
  18. Farid B, Yielder P, Holmes MWR, Haavik H, Murphy B. Subclinical Neck Pain leads to altered multi-sensory integration at baseline and four-week follow-up relative to healthy controls. World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Washington, DC, USA, March 15-18, 2017.
    *National Board of Chiropractic Examiners award winner
  19. Forman DA, Forman GN, Richards M, Holmes MWR, Power KE. Corticospinal excitability to the biceps brachii is elevated during arm cycling with a neutral versus pronated forearm position. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, USA, November 12-16, 2016.
  20. Doss R, Robathan J, Abdel-Malek D, Holmes MWR. Feedback as a posture coaching tool to improve patient handling techniques in student nurses. In the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada, July 19-22, 2016.
  21. Bulbrook B, Foley R, Button DC, Holmes MWR. A biomechanical analysis of the barbell squat using theraband loop. In the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada, July 19-22, 2016.
  22. Forman D, Forman G, Robathan J, Holmes MWR. Characterizing the influence of dual hand grip and wrist exertion tasks on forearm muscle activity. In the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada, July 19-22, 2016.
  23. Gruevski K, Holmes MWR, Dickerson CR, Callaghan JP. The effect of mobile data terminal design on forearm muscle activity, discomfort, postures and seat interface pressures during simulated police computing activities. In the Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, Hamilton, ON, Canada, July 19-22, 2016.
  24. Baarbe J, Murphy B, Haavik H, Holmes MWR. Subclinical neck pain alters upper limb kinematics during dart throwing. 10th Annual Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2016.
  25. Baarbe J, Yielder P, Haavik H, Holmes MWR, Murphy B. Subclinical neck pain impairs the cerebellar response to motor training which is normalized following treatment with spinal manipulation. 10th Annual Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 29-June 1, 2016.
  26. Zabihhosseinian M, Holmes MWR, Howarth S, Ferguson B, Murphy B. Impact of neck muscle fatigue on scapulohumeral kinematics in subclinical neck pain vs asymptomatic controls. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Chicago, IL, USA, July 5-8, 2016.
  27. Debison-larabie C, Murphy B, Holmes MWR. Exploring sex differences in cervical spine muscle activity during sudden head perturbations in hockey players. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Chicago, IL, USA, July 5-8, 2016.
  28. Breitner V, Murczek D, Holmes MWR. Quantifying Upper Extremity Postures and Muscle Activity During IV Pole Use. In the Proceedings of the 46th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 6-8, 2015.
  29. Baarbe J, Yielder P, Haavik H, Holmes MWR, Debison-Larabie C, Murphy B. Enhanced cerebellar disinhibition when cervical manipulation precedes motor learning in patients with subclinical neck pain. World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Athens, Greece, May 13-16, 2015.
  30. Baarbe J, Holmes MWR, Murphy H, Haavik H, Murphy B. Neck pain participants show impaired ability to perform a mental rotation task in a four week longitudinal study as compared to health controls. World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Athens, Greece, May 13-16, 2015.
    *Winner of best paper award.
  31. Baarbe J, Murphy B, Haavik H, Holmes MWR. Upper limb function differs between subclinical neck pain and healthy participants during dart throwing task. World Federation of Chiropractic Conference, Athens, Greece, May 13-16, 2015.
  32. Baarbé J, Salehinejad H, Forman D, Holmes MWR. A novel approach to modeling cortical activation of forearm muscles using genetic programming. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA, November 15-19, 2014.
  33. Hodder JN, Holmes MWR, Keir PJ. Predicting shoulder muscle coordination during static shoulder exertions. 10th Conference of the International Shoulder Group (ISG), Waterloo, Canada, July 13-15, 2014.
  34. Holmes MWR, Forman D, Baarbé J, Murphy BA. The effects of upper limb posture and a sub-maximal gripping task on excitability of the forearm muscles. 7th World congress of Biomechanics (WCB), Boston, USA, July 6-11, 2014.
  35. Forman D, Baarbé J, Murphy BA, Holmes MWR. The effects of upper limb elevation angle and plane on motor cortex activation of the forearm muscles. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Rome, Italy, July 15-18, 2014.
  36. Zabihhosseinian M, Holmes M, Murphy B. Alteration in neck proprioception with altered afferent input due to fatigue. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Rome, Italy, July 15-18, 2014.
  37. Cudlip AC, Allen TR, Holmes MWR, Callaghan JP and Dickerson CR. The effects of shoulder abduction angle and wrist angle on upper extremity muscle activity in unilateral right-handed push/pull tasks. American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) conference, Omaha Nebraska, September 4-7, 2013.
  38. Karakolis T, Holmes MWR, and Callaghan JP. Using a stability ball as a task chair: Spine angles during lateral reaching. American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) conference, Omaha Nebraska, September 4-7, 2013.
  39. Gruevski KM, Holmes MWR, Gooyers CE, Dickerson CR, Callaghan JP. Evaluation of a novel thoracic support for mobile police officers during prolonged driving exposures. American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) conference, Omaha Nebraska, September 4-7, 2013.
  40. Parmar R, Karakolis T, Holmes MWR, Callaghan JP.  Safety margin during lateral reaches on a stability ball vs. office chair. Ontario Kinesiology Conference. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada, October 13-14, 2012.
  41. Holmes MW, Keir PJ. Forearm muscle co-contraction and muscle contributions to joint impedance during wrist flexion and extension perturbations. In the Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, SFU, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.
  42. Holmes MW, Keir PJ. Muscle contributions to elbow joint rotational impedance in preparation for sudden external arm perturbations. In the Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, SFU, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.
  43. Noguchi M, Gooyers CG, Holmes MW, Callaghan JP. The impact of compressive load magnitude on the in-vitro neutral zone range and passive stiffness during a flexion-extension range of motion test. In the Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, SFU, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 6-9, 2012.
  44. Keir PJ, Holmes MW, Howarth SJ, Callaghan JP. Transverse carpal ligament stiffness through indentation testing. In the proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Biomechanics.  Singapore, August 1-6, 2010. Tendon/Ligament Mechanics Symposium
  45. Holmes MW, Howarth SJ, Callaghan JP, Keir PJ. Transverse carpal ligament stiffness and carpal bone kinematics during indentation testing. In the Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Canadian Society for Biomechanics (CSB) conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada, June 9-12, 2010.
  46. Holmes MW, Keir PJ. Posture and hand load alter muscular response to sudden perturbations. In the proceedings of the XVIII Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg, Denmark, June 16-19, 2010.
  47. Holmes MW, Howarth SJ, Callaghan JP, Keir PJ. Influence of indenter size and wrist posture on transverse carpal ligament stiffness. In the Proceedings of the annual American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) conference, Penn State University, August 26-29, 2009.
  48. Keir PJ, Brown MM, Holmes MW. Cycle to cycle variability in a repetitive upper extremity task. In the Proceedings of the annual American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) conference, Penn State University, August 26-29, 2009.
  49. MacKinnon S, Matthews J, Holmes M, Albert W. Biomechanical demands attributed to motion platform induced interruptions of manual materials handling tasks. In the Proceedings of the annual International Ergonomics Association (IEA) conference, Beijing, China, August 9-14, 2009.
  50. Holmes MW, Sanei K, Keir PJ. The effects of task rotation on muscle activity and fatigue. In the Proceedings of the North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB) Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, August 5th- 9th, 2008.
  51. Holmes MW, Hodder JN, Keir PJ. Continuous low back loading in long term care nurses. In the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 14-17th, 2007.
  52. Hodder JN, Holmes MW, Keir PJ. Continuous trunk posture measurement and analysis in nursing. In the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 14-17th, 2007.
  53. Brown M, Hodder J, Holmes M, Keir P. Quantifying patient handling tasks in nursing. In the Proceedings of the 38th Annual Association of Canadian Ergonomists (ACE) Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 14-17th, 2007.
  54. Holmes M, Hodder J, Keir P. Peak and cumulative low back loading in long term care nurses. In the proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Boston, USA, August 27-30, 2007.
  55. Hodder JN, Holmes MW, Keir PJ. Low back loading in nursing: Patterns and cumulative loads. In the proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Boston, USA, August 27-30, 2007.
  56. MacKinnon S, Albert W, Matthews J, Holmes M.  Effect of motion induced interruptions upon the performance of lifting tasks in motion-rich environments. In the proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference on Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS), Boston, USA, August 27-30, 2007.
  57. MacKinnon S, Albert W, Matthews J, Holmes M, Duncan C. Assessment of manual materials handling practices in motion-rich environments. In the proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Maritime Health, Esbjerg, Denmark, June 3-6, 2007.
  58. Holmes M, Au A, Keir P. The effects of task complexity on off axis forces and muscle activity. In the proceedings of the 14th Biennial Conference for the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, Waterloo, ON, Canada, August 16-19, 2006.
  59. Keir PJ, Au AK, Holmes MW. Effects of multiple tasks on off-axis forces and muscle activity. In the proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, July 29-August 4, 2006.
  60. Keir PJ, Au AK, Holmes MW. Multitasking: factors contributing to elevated muscle activity during a grip task. In the proceedings of the 16th World Congress on Ergonomics (IEA), Maastricht, The Netherlands, July 10-14, 2006.
  61. Matthews JD, Albert WJ, MacKinnon SN, Holmes M. Trunk muscle recruitment while lifting in a moving environment. In the proceedings of the XVI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Torino, Italy, June 28-July 1, 2006.
  62. MacKinnon SN, Albert WJ, Matthews JD, Holmes M. Operator risk or injury attributed to working in a moving environment. Safety Net and CARWH International Conference – Research on Workplace Health and Safety: “From the Core to the Margins,” St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, June 7-10, 2006.
  63. Holmes M, MacKinnon S, Matthews J, Albert W, Mills S, Bass D. Motion induced interruptions during simulated ship motions. In the proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and the 29th Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, USA, August 1-5, 2005.
  64. MacKinnon S, Holmes M, Matthews J, Albert W, Mills S, Bass D. Motion induced interruptions increase thoracolumbar kinematics. In the proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and the 29th Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, USA, August 1-5, 2005.
  65. Matthews J, MacKinnon S, Holmes M, Albert W. Thoracolumbar kinematics during lifting exertions in moving environments. In the proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics and the 29th Annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Cleveland, OH, USA, August 1-5, 2005.
  66. Holmes M, MacKinnon SN, Behm D. Effects of platform motion on thoracolumbar kinematics during lifting exertions. In the proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference for the Canadian Society of Biomechanics, Halifax, NS, Canada, August 4-7, 2004.

PATENTS

  1. PCT International Patent (Application No.: PCT/CA2017/050051; Patent No: WO 2017120682 A1), Entitled: Polymer Gel Products with Physiological and Biomechanical benefits and/or Monitoring. July 20, 2017.

TECHNICAL REPORTS – INDUSTRIAL CONTRACTS

  1. Holmes MWR, Forman G, Agelin-Chaab M, Williams-Bell M, Dogra S. Evaluating human performance and the physical demands associated with cycling in simulated environments. Prepared for General Motors of Canada. 40 pages. December 2016.
  2. Holmes MWR, Shivpaul R, Breitner V, Forman G. The Notion Medical IV Crane Improves Upper Extremity Posture and Reduces Muscle Activity During IV Pole Use. Prepared for Notion Medical Inc. 30 pages. October 2016.
  3. Callaghan JP, Holmes MWR, De Carvalho DE, Karakolis T. Evaluation and Design Progression of a Multi-axis Office Chair Seat Pan Mechanism. Prepared for Core Chair Inc. 45 Pages. June 2012.

PUBLISHED PEER REVIEWED ABSTRACTS

  1. Evan Lockyer, Lucas Stefanelli, Brandon Collins, Nicholas Snow, Julie Crocker, Christopher Kent, Michael Holmes, Kevin Power, Duane Button. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 51(6S), 388-389, 2019.
  2. Gagnon R, Button D, Holmes MWR. The effects of delayed onset muscle soreness and Biofreeze on running biomechanics. Journal of Performance Health Research, 2(2), 1–22, 2019.
  3. Reece A, Parkinson J, Holmes MWR. The effects of upper body posture and instructional cues on shoulder muscle activity during elastic resistance exercise. Journal of Performance Health Research, 2(2), 1–22, 2019.
  4. Williams-bell FM, Forman G, Dogra S, Agelin-chaab M, Holmes MW. Predicting the onset of sweat during cycling in simulated environments. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(5S), 2018.
  5. Collins BW, Forman DA, Rogers ME, Forman GN, Page P, Holmes MWR, Button DC. A Consecutive Loop Elastic Band Placed Around the Distal End of the Thighs During an Overhead Barbell Squat Increases Medial Knee Collapse. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 49(5S), 391, 2017.
  6. Baarbe J, Murphy B, Haavik H, Holmes M. Upper limb function differs between subclinical neck pain and healthy participants during dart throwing task. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 14(2), p. 115-116, 2015.
  7. Baarbe J, Yielder P, Haavik H, Holmes MWR, Debison-Larabie C, Murphy B. Enhanced cerebellar disinhibition when cervical manipulation precedes motor learning in patients with subclinical neck pain. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 14(2), p. 115-116, 2015.
  8. Baarbe J, Holmes MWR, Murphy H, Haavik H, Murphy B. Neck pain participants show impaired ability to perform a mental rotation task in a four-week longitudinal study as compared to health controls. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, 14(2), p. 115-116, 2015.
  9. Santa Mina, D. Wayne, N, Fischer, S, Ataman, RL and The Ontario Kinesiology Association Academic Advisory Committee*. (2016). The Inaugural Research Agenda for Registered Kinesiologists. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 41 (999): S386. *OKA AAC: Chelsea Coghlin, Jennifer Chapman, Angelo Belcastro, Chad Sutherland, Celine Lariviere, Leanne Smith, Kristan Lingard, Maureen MacDonald, Michael Holmes, John Srbely, and Scott Thomas.
  10. Keir PJ, Au A, Holmes M. Effects of multiple tasks on off-axis forces and muscle activity. Journal of      Biomechanics, 39 (supp. 1): S97, 2006.