Congratulations to Xiaoke Zeng on a successful Master's defense!

On July 14, 2016, Ergo-Lab Student Xiaoke Zeng successfully defended her Master's thesis titled: Modeling Predictors of Whole body vibration Exposure among Saskatchewan Farmers: A Key Step in Low Back Disorder Prevention.

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Xiaoke conducted her research project as part of the Ergo Lab's Farmers Back Study, in which she traveled to 22 farms and made almost 90 whole body vibration measurements on various farm equipment. Her thesis shows not only the range of vibration exposures from different prairie farm equipment, but also what farm, farmer, and vehicle factors related to vibration levels.  She will graduate later this year with a degree in Community Health and Epidemiology, and plans to pursue a Ph.D. in occupational and environmental health in the near future. Xiaoke is now working as a research assistant on several Ergo Lab projects.