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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

  • 20000101

    New Industrial Engineering Educator Outstanding Paper Award.

Journal Articles

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 - 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 - 618-628.

2007

  • 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 - 725-730.
  • 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 - 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 - 713-724.

2006

  • 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 - 301-312.

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. (6 2012).

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. (10 2011).
  • 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. (10 2011).

2010

  • Sommerich, C.; Lavender, S.; Sanders, E.; Lamar, S. et al. "Participatory ergonomics applied to mammographers' work." (12 2010).

1998

  • Sommerich, C.M.; Joines, S.M.B.; Psihogios, J.P.; HFES, et al. "Effects of VDT viewing angle on user biomechanics, comfort, and preference." (1 1998).
  • Sommerich, C.M.; Joines, S.M.B.; 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. (1 1998).
  • Psihogios, J.P.; Sommerich, C.M.; Mirka, G.A.; Moon, S.D. "The effects of VDT location on user posture and comfort: A field study." in 42nd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. (1 1998).
  • Psihogios, J.P.; Sommerich, C.M.; Mirka, G.A.; Moon, S.D. et al. "The effects of VDT location on user posture and comfort: A field study." (1 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. (1 1998).
  • 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. (1 1998).

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). (1 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." (1 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). (1 1997).

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. (1 1995).
  • SOMMERICH, C.M.; MARRAS, W.S.; PARNIANPOUR, M.; SOC, H.F.E. "Activity of index finger muscles during typing." (1 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. (1 1995).

1994

  • SOMMERICH, C.M.; SOC, H.F.E. "CARPAL-TUNNEL PRESSURE DURING TYPING - EFFECTS OF WRIST POSTURE AND TYPING SPEED." (1 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. (1 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. (1 1994).

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. (1 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. (1 1991).
  • MARRAS, W.S.; SOMMERICH, C.M.; GRANATA, K.P.; SOC, H.F. "A 3-DIMENSIONAL MOTION MODEL AND VALIDATION OF LOADS ON THE LUMBAR SPINE." (1 1991).

1989

  • MIRKA, G.A.; SOMMERICH, C.M.; MARRAS, W.S.; SOC, H.F. "EFFECTS OF FATIGUE ON MUSCLE GROUPS UNDER DYNAMIC EXERTIONS." (1 1989).
  • SOMMERICH, C.M.; SOC, H.F. "ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF SEVERAL TRUNK MUSCLES DURING AN ASYMMETRIC, NONISOKINETIC LIFTING MOTION." (1 1989).
  • 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. (1 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. (1 1989).
  • 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. (1 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. (1 1989).