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Carolyn Sommerich

  • Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • Associate Professor, HRS - Health & Rehab Sciences
  • 276 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-9965

Honors

  • 2000

    New Industrial Engineering Educator Outstanding Paper Award. .

Journal Articles

2012

  • Czuba,Laura,Rae; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A, 2012, "Ergonomic and safety risk factors in home health care: Exploration and assessment of alternative interventions." WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 42, no. 3, 341 - 353.

2011

  • Roll,Shawn,C; Evans,Kevin,D; Li,Xiaobai; Freimer,Miriam; Sommerich,Carolyn,M, 2011, "Screening for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Using Sonography." JOURNAL OF ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE 30, no. 12, 1657 - 1667.

2010

  • Rusli,Leonard; Luscher,Anthony; Sommerich,Carolyn, 2010, "Force and tactile feedback in preloaded cantilever snap-fits under manual assembly." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS 40, no. 6, 618 - 628.

2009

  • Sommerich,Carolyn,M, 2009, "Children and Ergonomics." WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 32, no. 3, 235 - 236.
  • Noack-Cooper,Karen,L; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Mirka,Gary,A, 2009, "College students and computers: Assessment of usage patterns and musculoskeletal discomfort." WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 32, no. 3, 285 - 298.
  • Sommerich,Carolyn,M, 2009, "Children and Ergonomics, Part 2." WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 34, no. 4, 385 - 386.
  • Korkmaz,Sahika,Vatan; Sommerich,Carolyn,M, 2009, "Facilitating student learning about ergonomics and healthy computing skills via participatory ergonomics." WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 34, no. 4, 439 - 448.

2007

  • Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang; Knapik,Greg,G; Trippany,David,R; Hoyle,Jeff,A; Lahoti,Parul; Korkmaz,Sahika,Vatan; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A; Marras,William,S, 2007, "Spinal loading during manual materials handling in a kneeling posture." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 17, no. 1, 25 - 34.
  • Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A; Buford,John,A; Banks,Jacob,J; Korkmaz,Sahika,Vatan; Pease,William,S, 2007, "Towards development of a nonhuman primate model of carpal tunnel syndrome: Performance of a voluntary, repetitive pinching task induces median mononeuropathy in Macaca fascicularis." JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH 25, no. 6, 713 - 724.
  • Sommerich,C,M; Ward,R; Sikdar,K; PAYNE,J; Herman,L, 2007, "A survey of high school students with ubiquitous access to tablet PCs." ERGONOMICS 50, no. 5, 706 - 727.
  • Banks,Jacob,J; Lavender,Steven,A; Buford,John,A; Sommerich,Carolyn,M, 2007, "Measuring pad-pad pinch strength in a non-human primate: Macaca fascicularis." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 17, no. 6, 725 - 730.

2006

  • Bajaj,Komal; Mirka,Gary,A; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Khachatoorian,Haig, 2006, "Evaluation of a redesigned self-checkout station for wheelchair users." ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY 18, no. 1, 15 - 24.
  • Korkmaz,S,V; Hoyle,J,A; Knapik,G,G; Splittstoesser,R,E; Yang,G; Trippany,D,R; Lahoti,P; Sommerich,C,M; Lavender,S,A; Marras,W,S, 2006, "Baggage handling in an airplane cargo hold: An ergonomic intervention study." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS 36, no. 4, 301 - 312.
  • Joines,Sharon,MB; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Mirka,Gary,A; Wilson,James,R; Moon,Samuel,D, 2006, "Low-level exertions of the neck musculature: A study of research methods." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 16, no. 5, 485 - 497.

2004

  • Duke,K; Mirka,G,A; Sommerich,C,M, 2004, "Productivity and ergonomic investigation of bent-handle pliers." HUMAN FACTORS 46, no. 2, 234 - 243.
  • Leyman,E,LC; Mirka,G,A; Kaber,D,B; Sommerich,C,M, 2004, "Cervicobrachial muscle response to cognitive load in a dual-task scenario." ERGONOMICS 47, no. 6, 625 - 645.

2002

  • Sommerich,C,M; Starr,H; Smith,C,A; Shivers,C, 2002, "Effects of notebook computer configuration and task on user biomechanics, productivity, and comfort." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS 30, no. 1, 7 - 31.
  • Smith,C,A; Sommerich,C,M; Mirka,G,A; George,M,C, 2002, "An investigation of ergonomic interventions in dental hygiene work." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 33, no. 2, 175 - 184.

2001

  • Sommerich,C,M; Joines,S,MB; Psihogios,J,P, 2001, "Effects of computer monitor viewing angle and related factors on strain, performance, and preference outcomes." HUMAN FACTORS 43, no. 1, 39 - 55.
  • Psihogios,J,P; Sommerich,C,M; Mirka,G,A; Moon,S,D, 2001, "A field evaluation of monitor placement effects in VDT users." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 32, no. 4, 313 - 325.
  • Joines,S,MB; Sommerich,C,M, 2001, "Comparison of self-assessment and partnered-assessment as cost-effective alternative methods for office workstation evaluation." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS 28, no. 6, 327 - 340.
  • Kelaher,D; Nay,T; Lawrence,B; Lamar,S; Sommerich,C,M, 2001, "An investigation of the effects of touchpad location within a notebook computer." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 32, no. 1, 101 - 110.

2000

  • Sommerich,C,M; Joines,S,MB; Hermans,V; Moon,S,D, 2000, "Use of surface electromyography to estimate neck muscle activity." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 10, no. 6, 377 - 398.

1998

  • Sommerich,C,M; Marras,W,S; Parnianpour,M, 1998, "A method for developing biomechanical profiles of hand-intensive tasks." CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS 13, no. 4-5, 261 - 271.

1996

  • Sommerich,C,M; Marras,W,S; Parnianpour,M, 1996, "Observations on the relationship between key strike force and typing speed." AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE ASSOCIATION JOURNAL 57, no. 12, 1109 - 1114.
  • Sommerich,C,M; Marras,W,S; Parnianpour,M, 1996, "A quantitative description of typing biomechanics." JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL REHABILITATION 6, no. 1, 33 - 55.

1993

  • Sommerich,C,M; McGlothlin,J,D; Marras,W,S, 1993, "OCCUPATIONAL RISK-FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SOFT-TISSUE DISORDERS OF THE SHOULDER - A REVIEW OF RECENT INVESTIGATIONS IN THE LITERATURE." ERGONOMICS 36, no. 6, 697 - 717.

1992

  • Sommerich,C,M; Marras,W,S, 1992, "TEMPORAL PATTERNS OF TRUNK MUSCLE-ACTIVITY THROUGHOUT A DYNAMIC, ASYMMETRIC LIFTING MOTION." HUMAN FACTORS 34, no. 2, 215 - 230.

1991

  • Marras,W,S; Sommerich,C,M, 1991, "A 3-DIMENSIONAL MOTION MODEL OF LOADS ON THE LUMBAR SPINE .2. MODEL VALIDATION." HUMAN FACTORS 33, no. 2, 139 - 149.
  • Marras,W,S; Sommerich,C,M, 1991, "A 3-DIMENSIONAL MOTION MODEL OF LOADS ON THE LUMBAR SPINE .1. MODEL STRUCTURE." HUMAN FACTORS 33, no. 2, 123 - 137.

1989

  • Lavender,S,A; Mirka,G,A; SCHOENMARKLIN,R,W; Sommerich,C,M; SUDHAKAR,L,R; Marras,W,S, 1989, "THE EFFECTS OF PREVIEW AND TASK SYMMETRY ON TRUNK MUSCLE RESPONSE TO SUDDEN LOADING." HUMAN FACTORS 31, no. 1, 101 - 115.

Papers in Proceedings

2012

  • Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C. "Distribution Center Ergonomics: Developing Interventions to Prevent Back Injuries.." in IIE Annual Conference & Expo, Applied Solutions Sessions. Atlanta, (6 2012). xxx -

2011

  • Yen W-T , Sommerich, Lavender, SA, , Flinn, S., Sanders, E. "Product Physical Interface Design Characteristics for Older Adults with Hand Use Limitations: Exploration of Users' Experiences.." in 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Santa Monica, (10 2011). xxx -
  • Sommerich, CM, Lavender, SA, Sanders, E., Joines, S., Evans, K, Lamar, S., Yen W-T., Radin Umar, RZ "Participatory Ergonomics Applied to Sonographers’ Work." in 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Santa Monica, (10 2011). xxx -

1998

  • Psihogios, JP, Sommerich, CM, Mirka, GA, Moon, SD "The effects of VDT location on user posture and comfort: A field study." in 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. SANTA MONICA, (1 1998). 871 - 875.
  • Sommerich,C,M; Joines,S,MB; Psihogios,J,P "Effects of VDT viewing angle on user biomechanics, comfort, and preference." in 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. SANTA MONICA, (1 1998). 861 - 865.

1997

  • Holt,S,L; Sommerich,C,M "Use of rapid prototyping in an ergonomic assessment of the relationship between hand anthropometry and mouse size preference." in 6th Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC6). NORCROSS, (1 1997). 269 - 274.

1995

  • Sommerich,C,M; Marras,W,S; Parnianpour,M "Activity of index finger muscles during typing." in 39th Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. SANTA MONICA, (1 1995). 620 - 624.

1994

  • Sommerich,C,M "CARPAL-TUNNEL PRESSURE DURING TYPING - EFFECTS OF WRIST POSTURE AND TYPING SPEED." in Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society 38th Annual Meeting. SANTA MONICA, (1 1994). 611 - 615.

1991

  • Marras,W,S; Sommerich,C,M; Granata,K,P "A 3-DIMENSIONAL MOTION MODEL AND VALIDATION OF LOADS ON THE LUMBAR SPINE." in 35TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC. SANTA MONICA, (1 1991). 795 - 799.

1989

  • Mirka,G,A; Sommerich,C,M; Marras,W,S "EFFECTS OF FATIGUE ON MUSCLE GROUPS UNDER DYNAMIC EXERTIONS." in 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : PERSPECTIVES. SANTA MONICA, (1 1989). 646 - 650.
  • Sommerich,C,M "ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF SEVERAL TRUNK MUSCLES DURING AN ASYMMETRIC, NONISOKINETIC LIFTING MOTION." in 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : PERSPECTIVES. SANTA MONICA, (1 1989). 667 - 671.