ISE Seminar: Promote safety through ubiquitous sensing – Dr. Xu Xu, North Carolina State University


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2/10/23 at 10:40 AM

In Person: Weil Hall 406

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Dr. Xu Xu, Ph.D. with North Carolina State University

Title: “Promote safety through ubiquitous sensing”

Abstract: Ubiquitous sensing is a thriving research topic in recent years, thanks to the proliferation of low-cost portable sensors such as cameras and inertial measurement units. With ubiquitous sensing, a human-centric intelligent system uses signals collected from sensors to perform context-aware computing with respect to humans’ physical and cognitive activities. In this talk, we will discuss a few applications of ubiquitous sensing with an emphasis on safety improvement. The first application sought to identify occupational tasks with high risk of musculoskeletal disorder through a camera, the second application focused on recognizing distractive driving behaviors through a wearable sensor, and the third application focused on collision avoidance between human workers and collaborative robots. The talk will also cover some recent studies where augmented reality is integrated with ergonomics and biomechanics.

Bio: Dr. Xu is an associate professor in Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He received his MS and PhD degrees from NCSU before moving on to a postdoc in the School of Public Health at Harvard University. From there he became a research scientist at Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. He joined the faculty of NCSU in 2016 to pursue his research interests in the areas of biomechanical modeling, optimization, simulation, and data mining with respect to human daily activities to promote injury prevention and safety.

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